Denmark set for wet weather during changeable weekend

Both sun and rain are expected this weekend across Denmark.

Denmark set for wet weather during changeable weekend
File photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

The timing of the wet weather will vary in different parts of the country, meteorological agency DMI said.

“The weather will be a mixed affair in many ways,” DMI ‘s Frank Nielsen told Ritzau.

A cold front will move from west to east across the country during the course of Friday, meaning initially wet weather in Jutland will clear to a sunny and warm afternoon, while Zealand and Bornholm will see a clear morning turn to cloud and showers by evening.

Saturday’s temperatures will be between 18 and 22 degrees Celsius in most of the country. North Jutland is expected to be cooler with windier conditions.

“It won’t be so fine in the northwest, but will be summery in the southeast,” Jensen said.

The weather on Sunday will be particularly changeable, the meteorologist added.

Sun and temperatures of 18-23°C in the morning will be replaced by clouds and rain from the west as the day goes on.

“We will see humid air over the country, which make things wet on Sunday and on Sunday night,” Nielsen said.

“In general, we are now seeing more changeable weather. That is related to the change in weather around a week ago, which has given a different type of weather that can be different in different parts of the country,” he said.

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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.