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Denmark's bitterly cold week to end with snow

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Denmark's bitterly cold week to end with snow
It might be time to hit the nearest sledging hill on Friday. Photo: Colourbox
11:56 CET+01:00
For anyone who received a new sledge under the Christmas tree, there may finally be a chance to put it to use.
The Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI) predicted on Monday that upwards of 10cm of snow could fall throughout the country between Thursday night and midday on Friday. 
 
“Major snowy weather will hit the country in the early hours of Friday and it will likely also snow on Friday morning. Between five and ten centimetres of snow will fall,” DMI's Thyge Rasmussen told BT. 
 
The snow forecast could serve as the silver lining of a week that started bitterly cold. Temperatures on Sunday hit -8.2C at the measuring station in Gedser, marking the coldest day of the winter season thus far. 
 
“It's quite true that we hit -9.9C on November 23rd, 2015 but with winter officially first beginning in December, that doesn't count,” climatologist Mikael Scharling said on DMI's website. 
 
Sunday also marked the first day of the season in which the entire country's maximum temperature stayed below 0C. That has only happened 20 times since 2011, but the ‘ice days' are expected to add up this week. 
 
“With the days we have ahead of us, it looks like we will have a few more of those,” Scharling said. 
 
DMI's six-day forecast called for both Tuesday and Wednesday to remain below the freezing point, while temperatures may climb up to 4C by Saturday. 
 
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