Chance of rain in parts of Denmark but sunny weather to continue elsewhere

A small amount of rain is forecast on Monday evening and Monday night in northern and western Jutland, but the showers will not last long.

Chance of rain in parts of Denmark but sunny weather to continue elsewhere
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No more than a millimetre of rain in total is forecast, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), which will do little to relieve farmers under pressure from the extended dry spell.

“We are seeing a small low pressure area near the coast. That may give some rain this evening, tonight and maybe also tomorrow. But it won’t be much, and there’s no way it will avert the drought,” DMI duty meteorologist Bolette Brødsgaard said.

“Farmers will probably be unhappy with this forecast, because as things look now there will be more sun and summer,” Brødsgaard continued.

The low pressure means a dip in temperature to 20-23 degrees Celsius on Monday and Tuesday before stronger heat returns later in the week.

“From Wednesday we will again see 25 degrees, and the rest of the week will be a stable 27 degrees. But we are in the middle of high summer,” the meteorologist said.

Monday’s low pressure also brings some possibility of rain on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm later in the week.

“Current forecasts suggest a fair amount of rain on Bornholm. That is worth keeping an eye on, but everything can still change,” Brødsgaard said.

Temperatures will also remain warm until late in the day, meaning that warm summer evenings can be enjoyed outside, she 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.