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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Utrecht, Netherlands

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

Utrecht is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a fairly medium-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 290529 people. The water temperature around Utrecht has extreme variability year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Utrecht 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 Utrecht?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters around Utrecht is ca:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Utrecht. The next good one is Langevelderslag, which is about 31km (19.3miles) away from Utrecht. Click here for directions and for more information on Langevelderslag and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Utrecht are Noordwijk, which is approximately 31.1km (19.3miles) away, and Zandvoort, located 31.8km (19.8miles) from Utrecht.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Utrecht?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to Utrecht. A good beach nearby is Bredene, which is almost 110.2km (68.5miles) away from Utrecht. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Ostend, which is 112.6km (69.9miles) away from Utrecht.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Utrecht?

The sea temperature around Utrecht is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Utrecht. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Utrecht?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Utrecht: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Utrecht...

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