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Autumnal weather to Denmark for start of June

The beginning of June will be colder and less sunny then the end of May.

Autumnal weather to Denmark for start of June
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After a glorious spell of warm temperatures and sunshine, this week will see a downturn in the summer weather with cooler, overcast skies set to return.

Wednesday in particular is likely to be cold and windy, says the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

“Wednesday will certainly be autumnal with winds and gales in North Jutland,” duty meteorologist Dan Nilsvall of DMI told newspaper Politiken.

Monday’s weather, with cooler, greyer skies across the country after a warm and sunny weekend, foreshadows the conditions for the rest of the week, according to DMI, although some sunny spells are expect during the afternoon.

Some rain is expected from the southwest during the evening.

“Locally we will see some thunder in the south and south eastern parts of the country, temperatures will be between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius [59-68°F], and it will be coldest towards the southwest,” Nilsvall told Politiken.

Tuesday will see mixed weather with showers although temperatures could still reach as high as 20-25°C (68-77°F).

But strong winds and cooler temperatures of around 15°C will make Wednesday feel like an autumn day, says the report.

Wind speeds in northern Jutland could reach as much as 15 metres per second, said Nilsvall.

Thursday and Friday will see sunshine before a front reaches the country from the west, bringing with it a cold weekend.

Nilsvall said that he believed summer weather would return deeper into June.

“We’ve just had a fantastic weekend with fantastic warm temperature. The heat will come back, but let’s hope the rest of June will be better than the start,” he said.

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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).

READ ALSO: IN PICTURES: Early December blizzards disrupt Denmark

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.

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