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Cold, wet and windy Easter for Denmark

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Cold, wet and windy Easter for Denmark
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12:35 CEST+02:00
Easter egg hunts will probably be better off kept indoors this year.

Low pressure over the whole country means the Easter holidays will see winter-like cold temperatures and rain.

Temperatures will not reach far over ten degrees Celsius (50°F), according to weather forecasts.

“Easter will be characterised by rain, showers and wind. The sun will peek through occasionally. The first low pressure front will pass on Wednesday and the second on Saturday,” Trine Pedersen, duty meteorologist with the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), told newspaper Jyllands-Posten.

A Polar front reaching over Denmark is the cause of the dreary weather, says DMI.

“When the Polar front is south of Denmark and we are above it, there weather for us is cold and windy and we are typically visited regularly by fronts with rainy weather. That is exactly how the weather has decided to act in the coming days,” wrote DMI on its website.

Even on the driest days – Good Friday and Easter Monday – temperatures will struggle to reach double figures, writes DMI.

Thursday will bring a little sun, but also rain and even hail. Temperatures will range from eight to 11 degrees (48-52°F) with a hard westerly wind, reports Jyllands-Posten.

Good Friday will start dry with showers coming later in the day.

Drabber weather still will arrive Saturday, with more rain and temperatures reach as far down as five degrees Celsius (41°F).

“It will probably be the worst day of Easter,” Pedersen said.

A little more sun – but again rain and hail – will accompany the Easter bunny on Sunday, if possible thunder storms don’t scare it off.

Monday will again feel cool at between five and eight degrees Celsius (41-46°F).

“The day will again bring showers with hail or sleet supplemented with a bit of sun,” said Pedersen.

The Easter holiday period will end with sub-zero temperatures of -4°C (25°F) on Monday night.

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