More warm weather to Denmark this weekend

Temperatures will briefly dip under 25 degrees Celsius in Denmark this weekend before returning to previous heights.

More warm weather to Denmark this weekend
Blokhus beach last month. Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

That means beach visits and dips in the harbour are once again on the table as the summer weather continues.

Beautiful – and dry – weather is predicted by the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

A low pressure front that passed over the country late on Thursday and early on Friday is already headed north towards Sweden, DMI’s Mette Wagner said.

Clouds that hung over the country on Friday will therefore not be returning later in the weekend.

“It looks like being a warm Friday. Temperature will creep up towards 27 degrees. It will be warmest on Zealand, while the west coast of Jutland will feel a cooler westerly wind,” Wagner said.

“On Saturday the heat will be turned down a little. Temperatures will be around 23 degrees in the east and a little cooler in the west,” the meteorologist added.

But summer temperatures will return on Sunday with 27 degrees forecast in most of the country, Wagner added.

Dry weather is expected to continue after the weekend, but a potential spell with showers could begin later next week.

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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.