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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Niel, Belgium

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Niel...

Niel is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 8656 people. The water temperature around Niel changes dramatically throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.5°C (40.1°F) in February up to 19.4°C (67°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Niel is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Niel?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Niel is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Niel?

There are not many surf spots close to Niel. A spot, which is not too far away, is Windorgel-Vlissingen, which is roughly 41km (28.6miles) away from Niel. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Windorgel-Vlissingen and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Niel are Surfers Paradise-Knokke, which is roughly 46.1km (28.6miles) away, and Domburg, located 48.2km (29.9miles) from Niel.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Niel. The closest decent beach is Bredene, which is only 59.5km (37miles) away from Niel. Another fun beach near Niel is Ostend, roughly 61.3km (38.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Niel?

The sea temperature around Niel is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Niel. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (40°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Niel?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when water temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Niel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Niel...

Do you know what the the city Azille in France, the city Montecchio Maggiore-Alte Ceccato in Italy, and the city Ciharus in Indonesia have in common with Niel? Click on the links to find out...