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Denmark has driest October since 1972

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Denmark has driest October since 1972
Danes have enjoyed the best October weather in decades. Photo: Farbod Roys
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This month has been far from the typical dreary and wet conditions that normally define October in Denmark.
With just 29.0 millimetres of rain, this month has been the driest October in 43 years, the Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI) reports. 
 
DMI said that one would have to go back to 1972 to find a dryer October. That year, just 16 millimetres of precipitation fell throughout the month. 
 
Although October 2015's totals were less than half of the historical monthly average of 76mm, the month wasn't quite dry enough to crack the all-time top ten. That list is topped by October 1922, when just 12mm of precipitation fell in Denmark. 
 
October's precipitation measurements. Graphic: DMI
 
The wettest October was in 1967, when 177mm rain pelted the nation. That was enough not only for the October record, but is also the wettest month DMI has ever recorded.
 
DMI's Steen Hermansen said that the good autumn weather will continue to stick around into November. 
 
“There can be some days where the sun doesn't come quite as strongly through the cloud cover and we can experience some showers here and there but the general picture is one of pleasant autumn weather ahead,” Hermansen said. 
 
DMI is calling for daytime temps between 8-12C in November's first week. Chances of night frost will increase by the end of the week and by the second week wetter conditions could move in. 
 
 
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