Sunny weather to return to Denmark this weekend

Despite thunder and rain on Thursday evening, the sunny and warm weather Denmark has enjoyed this week will soon be back.

Sunny weather to return to Denmark this weekend
People relax in Copenhagen on May 6th. Photo: Uffe Weng/Ritzau Scanpix

The weather is once again expected to be summer-like in the coming days, meteorologist Dan Nilsvall of the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) said.

“There was a front that passed across yesterday and during the night,” Nilsvall said in reference to the thunder and rain seen in parts of the country on Thursday.

Sunny, albeit slightly cooler weather than that seen earlier in the week, is forecast for Friday.

“There will still be some rain and thunder on Bornholm on Friday morning and overcast skies in most of the country. But that will clear up across the whole country during the day,” the meteorologist said.

Temperature on Friday is forecast at between 13-18°C with light to moderate wind.

Summer-like weather with warm sunshine is expected to be back on Saturday.

“It appears the warm weather will be back on Saturday. It will gradually get warm with some to plenty of sunshine across the country,” Nilsvall said.

Temperatures of 22-23° are forecast everywhere with the exception of Baltic Sea island Bornholm, which will be slightly cooler.

A high-pressure zone will give light to moderate winds on Sunday.

The forecast for the weekend represents a continuation of excellent weather in recent weeks.

Spring 2018 has already eclipsed last year’s grey, cold summer in a number of measures, according to DMI.

As early as April 19th this year, a temperature of 26.7°C was recorded – warmer than any day in the whole of 2017.

Several rain-free periods have also already lasted longer than at any time last year.

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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.