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

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

Zemst is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the water with a population of 21096 people. The water temperature around Zemst changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.6°C (40.3°F) in January up to 18.6°C (65.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Zemst 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 Zemst?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Zemst is approximately:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near Zemst?

There are not too many surf spots close to Zemst. A good spot nearby is Windorgel-Vlissingen, which is roughly 50.7km (34miles) away from Zemst. Click here for directions and for more information on Windorgel-Vlissingen and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Zemst are Surfers Paradise-Knokke, which is ca 54.8km (34miles) away, and Casino break, located 57km (35.4miles) from Zemst.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Zemst. The next good one is Bredene, which is just 66.7km (41.4miles) away from Zemst. Another gorgeous beach near Zemst is Ostend, roughly 68.2km (42.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Zemst?

The water temperature around Zemst is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (65°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 5°C (40°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Zemst?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot 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 love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (56-65°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Zemst: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Zemst...

Do you know what the the city Kitaibaraki in Japan, the city Mehamn in Norway, and the city Sutton in United States have in common with Zemst? Click on the links to find out...