These Japanese tourists may have got more than they bargained for when they opted to visit Copenhagen over the Christmas holiday. Photo: Nils Meilvang/Scanpix
Denmark was covered by a blanket of snow Monday morning, but it might not stick around very long.
Meteorology institute DMI said that most of the country received somewhere between two and six centimetres of snow between Sunday and Monday.
Anyone who received a new sledge under the Christmas tree is well advised to get out and use it now, as DMI said that a warm-up is on its way.
“Most of the snow is beginning to disappear now. In the afternoon and evening, the temperature will begin to rise. It will of course take a while in those places that received the most snow, but in western Jutland temperatures will hit as high as six degrees on Tuesday, so it will go quickly there,” DMI spokesman Frank Nielsen told Ritzau.
Those temps will feel downright balmy after parts of Denmark saw the thermometer drop to below -10C in the early morning hours of Monday. The coldest temperature was the -15.2C recorded in Roskilde. That marked the coldest temperature measured in Denmark in nearly two years.
Traffic authorities said that the cold and snow have only resulted in minor issues thus far.
Looking ahead to New Year’s Eve, DMI said most of the country would have temperatures between 5-7C and although the forecast calls for overcast skies the clouds are not expected to interfere with the view of the thousands upon thousands of fireworks that will light up the sky as Danes greet 2015.