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‘Summer-like’ weather forecast in Denmark this weekend

There will be no need for overcoats or umbrellas in Denmark this weekend.

'Summer-like' weather forecast in Denmark this weekend
Photo: Martin Sylvest/Ritzau Scanpix

Temperatures of up to 20° Celsius are forecast by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) this weekend.

Cloudy grey skies are set to be replaced by clear, warm, summer-like weather, DMI meteorologist Frank Nielsen said.

“The amount of sun will vary in different parts of the country, but it looks generally promising all over,” Nielsen said.

“We can expect lovely spring weather that will almost be summer-like by the end,” the meteorologist added.

With Thursday night having seen cold temperatures almost dropping to freezing point, cold will still be felt in the air early on Friday.

But with the sun out, temperatures will quickly head towards the 15°C mark during the course of the morning.

“It will feel cold for the bicycle trip to work, but don’t let that put you off. Clear nights and low winds always give cold mornings,” Nielsen said.

“The weather will improve day by day,” he added.

Sunshine on both Saturday and Sunday will see temperatures reach between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius, according to DMI’s forecast.

Rain is not forecast anywhere in Denmark.

“It will be a great weekend for sitting in the garden or outside cafés,” Nielsen said.

Northwestern Jutland is forecast to see the most cloud, while a mild southwesterly wind is forecast in coastal areas.

The sunshine will not be limited to the weekend, according to DMI, with warm weather expected to continue until the middle of next week.

“It appears the good weather is set to continue into next week, and it will only get better,” DMI’s meteorologist 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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