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Denmark’s ‘last summer weekend’ to be mostly rainy

The last weekend of the summer months is to be showery with some sunny spells.

Denmark’s 'last summer weekend' to be mostly rainy
Photo: Iris/Scanpix

A Danish summer that came close to breaking records for its lack of summer weather will come to a showery conclusion.

But there will be some sunny spells to brighten up proceedings, reports the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

“The generally dull summer weather will continue with temperatures of around 20 degrees [68°F] and a mix of sun, rain and showers,” DMI meteorologist Klaus Larsen told news agency Ritzau.

Friday will begin with the sun shining, particularly in the southern part of the country.

Rain and showers will spread across northern Jutland from the start of the day, however.

“The rain may also cut across southern parts of Jutland and northern Zealand by around midday,” Larsen added.

The rest of the country will see fresh westerly winds with temperatures remaining at about 20 degrees on Friday.

Saturday’s weather will reflect Friday’s with the day starting with sunny spells.

“But during the afternoon it will become cloudy in Jutland and on Funen, where it will rain. That will then spread to the rest of the country,” Larsen told Ritzau.

Despite the showery weather, the temperature will remain close to 20 degrees on Saturday with slightly less wind.

Sunday – the last weekend summer day of the year – looks slightly more promising.

“On Sunday there will be a few isolated showers, but there will otherwise be a good chance of sunshine in most of the country, so it will be possible to stay outside after all,” Larsen 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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