Warm, dry weather and sun forecast for weekend in Denmark

Despite grey skies on Friday morning, warm, sunny weather is expected for July’s first full weekend.

Warm, dry weather and sun forecast for weekend in Denmark
A nature reserve at Vejlerne, North Jutland showing signs of the dry weather. Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

Sun will break through the clouds on Friday morning, bringing with it a warm weekend, according to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) forecasts.

“The weather looks a bit woolly on Friday morning with a lot of clouds, but there is light ahead. During the morning the clouds will depart, then it will be a day with a fair amount of sun,” DMI’s duty meteorologist Lars Henriksen said.

Temperatures are expected to increase from 15-18 degrees Celsius to 18-23 Celsius once the sun breaks through.

That means sunblock will be a must for the many people on holiday and attending festivals around Denmark.

“Once the weekend starts, it looks like it’s going to be even warmer,” Henriksen said.

Forecast temperatures are 21-26°C on Saturday and 22-28°C on Sunday.

The west coast will likely be a little cooler, however, due to light westerly and northwesterly winds.

With no rain expected in the immediate future, Denmark’s drought-hit agricultural sector must wait a little longer for relief from the dry weather.

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“There is a chance of some isolated local showers on Saturday night and during Sunday. The probability is highest in the east,” Henriksen said.

A change in weather conditions is expected after the weekend.

“The very stable dry weather looks like being less stable next week, so the chance of longer rainy spells will be greater. But it is uncertain how much rain there will be,” the meteorologist said.

“There will have to be a relative large amount of rain to make any real difference to the bone-dry weather we have seen for some time,” he added.

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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.