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Wet and windy weekend for Denmark

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Wet and windy weekend for Denmark
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08:12 CEST+02:00
Heavy rains, thunderstorms and gusty winds to put yet another damper on Denmark's cool summer.
A powerful low-pressure system from the southwest will move over Denmark on Saturday, bringing with it heavy rain, powerful winds and temperatures that will split the nation in two. 
 
DMI has issued rain warnings for Saturday, saying that parts of Denmark can expect cloudbursts, which the meteorology institute defines as at least 15 millimetres of rain in less than 30 minutes. Most of the country is expected to get a total of 25-35mm, but southern Jutland and the island of Funen could receive as much as 50mm. 
 
“DMI expects between 15 and 25 millimetres of rain in 30 minutes as well as the risk of powerful thunder,” the institute's warning read for most of the country. 
 
Temperature-wise, DMI said “Denmark will be split in two on Saturday”, with western and northern Jutland topping out at around 13-14C while the southern and eastern parts of the country should see highs exceed 20C. 
 
Sunday is expected to be dryer, but the strong winds are predicted for most of the country. 
 
“In the southern part of the country it will be quite gusty, varying from brisk winds to gales. Off the Baltic Sea there will be strong gales with the risk that they will hit storm-strength. The powerful winds will taper off slowly through the course of Sunday and it won't be until the evening that the winds have settled in northern Jutland and Bornholm,” DMI wrote on its website. 
 
DMI's extended forecast issued on Saturday looked wet and dreary:
 
DMI's extended forecast.
 
 
The first week of August however is expected to be more summer-like, with sunny and dry conditions and temperatures that may approach 25C.
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