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Sunny weekend and hotter temperatures to come for Denmark

This weekend will see sunshine and slightly cooler temperatures before summer mercury levels rise even higher next week.

Sunny weekend and hotter temperatures to come for Denmark
A corn field being watered in North Jutland. Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

Next week is forecast to be “hot, hot and more hot,” according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

A slight cooling off will be seen prior to that, although sunny weather is also predicted for the coming weekend.

“The weather is looking very good. It will be dry with a lot of sun. But temperature wise, we will be around 20-25 degrees (Celsius),” DMI meteorologist Trine Pedersen told Ritzau.

The cooler weather will reach the country on Friday, with Sunday expected to be the least warm day of the weekend.

Southern parts of the country will still feel relatively warm due to a mild northerly wind, Pedersen said.

Once the weekend is over, more summer weather will be on its way to Denmark, she said.

“I have to say that we should actually enjoy the cooler weather, because after the weekend it looks like being hot, hot and more hot,” the meteorologist said.

“Many parts of the country will reach 30 degrees and that won’t stop, according to the prognosis I have, until the following weekend,” she continued.

Festivalgoers at both the Tinderbox festival in Odense and the Roskilde Festival, the largest music festival in northern Europe which was last year turned into a bog by rain, can therefore look forward to ideal conditions.

But the news will not be welcomed by farmers, with corn fields currently in danger of struggling due to the lack of rain.

Night time temperatures are forecast at between ten and 15 degrees with clear skies.

Light winds are forecast inland with moderate winds on the coast.

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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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