Colder temperatures and grey weather forecast after sunny weekend

After a glorious weekend of sunshine and temperatures nearing 20°C, the coming week is forecast to bring greyer offerings.

Colder temperatures and grey weather forecast after sunny weekend
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The spring vibe will be less prominent in the weather during the course of this week, said Mette Wagner of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

“This week will bring clouds, periods of sun and a little rain here and there. It wil be a bit cooler with wind from the east,” Wagner said.

“So that is a bit of a turnaround,” the meteorologist concluded.

Monday’s temperature will be between 13 and 18°C, according to DMI, with fog, sun and rain all forecast.

“On Monday we have a frontal zone affecting the northern and western parts of Denmark. Within that front is fog and a little rain here and there.

“That will gradually move across Denmark during the morning. It will be burned off somewhat, so we might also see some sun. In the southeast, a lot of sun,” Wagner said.

Monday may, like the weekend, see heights of 20°C, but is overall unlikely to feel as warm as Sunday, she added.

“On Tuesday, the front will still be simmering. It will be mostly dry and cloudy, and there may be fog in several areas,” Wagner said.

Some sun and temperatures between eight and 13°C are forecast for Tuesday.

DMI predicts that cloud and rain will be prominent on Wednesday and throughout the rest of the week.

“On Thursday it will be the same: clouds, rain here and there and sunny spells. Temperature may increase a little and will be between ten and 15 degrees,” Wagner said, adding that Friday’s forecast is more uncertain, with a new front expected in time for next weekend.

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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).

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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.