Summer coming to Denmark this week

Denmark will see its warmest temperatures so far this year in the coming week, with some parts of the country enjoying up to 25°C.

Summer coming to Denmark this week
Photo: Iris

It might have felt like spring was a long time coming, but it seems that summer is already on its way.

Summer temperatures of 25°C (77°F) will come to Denmark this week, with Thursday being the warmest day, reports the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

“It will be a quite pleasant week in which we will experience warm weather. There will be a lot of sunshine, and on Thursday temperatures will reach 20-25 degrees,” duty meteorologist Frank Nielsen of DMI told Jyllands-Posten.

Southern Jutland will be the warmest part of the country, with temperatures potentially going even higher than the predicted 25°C in those parts, Nielsen said.

The pleasant weather can be seen right from the beginning of the week, with temperatures of up to 18°C (64°F) and isolated showers as well as sunshine Monday with, slightly warmer weather in the afternoon.

While Tuesday will feel cooler with showers in a number of places across the country, it will then begin to feel much warmer on Wednesday.

“It will be up to 20 degrees Wednesday… relative to the time of year it will be quite pleasant,” Nielsen told Jyllands-Posten.

The meteorologist did warn that eastern parts of the country might not feel quite as summery come Thursday, but that sun lotion would almost certainly be necessary in southern Jutland.

By Friday a new front will have reached the country, making weekend weather less predictable.

“We will be at around 15-20°C (59-68°F) Friday, but it is not yet certain whether the sun will be shining. The only place where the sun will definitely be out Friday is Bornholm,” Nielsen said.


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.