Northwest wind to cool down Danish Spring

After a warm start to the spring over the weekend, temperatures this week will feel cooler again.

Northwest wind to cool down Danish Spring
Photo: Iris/Scanpix

But weather will at least remain dry for most of the week, according to a forecast by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

So even though the warm temperatures that graced the weekend are not likely to stay around, there are plenty of reasons to look forward to a week of spring weather, meteorologist Trine Pedersen of DMI told news agency Ritzau.

“It will be a mild week with fair amounts of sun. And as is characteristic of spring, the temperature will also vary a lot,” she said.

Monday will begin with a cloud-free sky in the west that will spread across the country, leaving most parts with sunshine and temperatures from 7-12°C (44-53°F).

“In some places it might reach 13°C [54°F], but it will get warmer as the week goes on,” said Pedersen.

On Tuesday, temperatures could reach up to 15°C (59°F), but will hover at around 10-13°C (50-55°F) in most places.

“But by Tuesday evening the clouds will begin to draw in from the west. Wednesday and Thursday will bring more northwesterly wind, so the temperature will fall to around ten degrees. But the wind will make it feel even cooler,” said Pedersen.

At this time of year cold temperatures north of Denmark can make the country feel cold when offshore winds draw them inland.

Friday will likely see temperatures as low as 10°C, reports Ritzau.

There is however unlikely to be much rain, with the exception of isolated showers on Wednesday and Thursday.

“Spring is the driest season we have. So this week is typical in regard to both temperature and precipitation,” said Pedersen.


How much will it snow in Denmark this weekend?

Winter weather arrived in spectacular fashion to coincide with the beginning of December this week. The weekend could bring more snow to parts of the country but probably less disruption than recent days.

Parts of Denmark have seen heavy snow in early December.
Parts of Denmark have seen heavy snow in early December. Photo: Bo Amstrup/Ritzau Scanpix

Recent snowstorms disrupted North Jutland in particular and Denmark in general, and more cold weather can be expected this weekend albeit severe, according to forecasts.

“We won’t see the Ragnarok-like weather we’ve seen in some places recently again this weekend, but it’s now winter weather and it has also snowed in several places overnight,” said meteorologist Frank Nielsen of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

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Cold weather on Friday and a low front across the North Sea will bring clouds and precipitation across Denmark from the west, Nielsen said.

That will materialise as cold rain or sleet in many areas but probably snow in North Jutland, he said.

“There could be between five and ten centimetres of snow north of the Limfjord,” the meteorologist said, referring to the waterway that cuts across the northern part of Jutland, including main regional city Aalborg.

“In the southern part of the country, an equivalent five to ten centimetres of rain could fall,” he added.

Friday’s temperature will be between freezing point and five degrees Celsius, with the north of the country falling in to the lower end of that range and the south the warmer end.

Mist and fog is forecast this evening, caused by various weather fronts moving over Denmark.

That could still be felt on Saturday morning, though it is likely to be a little warmer at 2-6 degrees Celsius. Mild winds could make that fell chiller, but snow is unlikely.

Sunday will see the temperature drop again, to 0-4 degrees Celsisu. Snow is possible, particularly on eastern coasts.

Strong winds in the east of the country and along the coasts will result in a “rather cold 24 hours,” Nielsen said.

Nighttime temperatures are expected to drop below zero throughout the weekend. Motorists are therefore warned to be alert to icy road surfaces.