Decreasing Danish winds herald cloudy spring weekend

Strong winds at the beginning of this weekend will calm to bring about temperatures of up to 17 degrees Celsius.

Decreasing Danish winds herald cloudy spring weekend
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The weekend weather is also expected to remain mostly dry, according to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) forecasts.

“It will not be very cold, neither will it be very wet, but it does look as though clouds will generally dominate the weather over the weekend,” DMI meteorologist Anja Bodholdt said.

An even to hard easterly wind on Friday will give a colder feel to conditions, particularly on the Baltic Sea coast, Bodholdt said.

Friday’s temperature will be between 10-15°C.

But winds will decrease during the night on Friday, and Saturday will begin with calm spring weather, the meteorologist said.

Most of the country will be covered by cloud on Saturday, with isolated sunny spells and showers in southwestern parts.

“The temperature will be between ten and 15 degrees, but onshore winds on the coast could make it feel colder,” Bodholdt said.

Sunday will be a little clearer.

“Sunday could begin with a little fog here and there and reach up to around 17 degrees, while people in West Jutland could be in for a localised shower or two,” the meteorologist forecast.

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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.