The old adage ‘better late than never' serves as a good summary for Denmark's summer.
After a June and July that delivered well under half as many days of 25C degree weather as summer 2014 and a school holiday season that was the coldest since 2006, the first half of August has largely been filled with sunny skies and higher temps.
Through August 13th, Denmark had had just 14 official ‘summer days', defined by the mercury topping 25C. By contrast, there were 39 summer days through the same period last year.
But August has been doing its best to make up for its predecessors' poor performance and best of all, summer's late resurgence is expected to last not only throughout the remainder of this week, but maybe all the way in to September.
Best of all, summer's late resurgence is expected to last not only throughout the remainder of this week, but maybe all the way in to September.
Meteorology institute DMI's six-day forecast calls for temperatures to hover around the 25C mark and there is no sign of rain in site.
This is what we like to see. Image: DMI
“When we reach Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, it looks like it will be even warmer with easterly winds and up to 25 degrees. And in the weekend, we could get all the way up to 28 degrees,” DMI's Niels Hansen told Berlingske.
Hansen also sparked hopes that the good conditions would stick around.
“It looks like the high-pressure system will dominate and this is the first time all summer that we will have a stable high-pressure system that sticks around. Our month-long prognosis looks promising for the end of August and in to September,” he said.