‘Autumn weather’ expected by end of week in Denmark

After a sunny Monday and Tuesday with temperatures near 21 degrees Celsius, a colder turn is expected later this week.

'Autumn weather' expected by end of week in Denmark
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

A cold front forecast to arrive over the country during the middle of the week is expected to bring about the change, according to meteorological institute DMI.

Wet weather and temperatures of around 15°C are expected by the end of the week.

“This morning we have clouds over the southwest which may bring rain. But it will otherwise clear up to bring sun most places on Monday. Day-time temperatures will be between 18 and 21 degrees,” DMI’s Dan Nisvall said.

A moderate westerly and northwesterly wind is expected on the west coast, making things feel cooler in those parts.

Tuesday will see temperatures of at least around 18-21°C, according to DMI’s forecast.

“In southeastern areas there will be a fair bit of sun and it looks like the temperature may reach up to 25 degrees,” Nisvall said.

“In terms of temperature, Wednesday will probably be the best day this week. But for sunshine Monday or Tuesday will probably be better,” he continued.

Wednesday night will see the arrival of a cold front from the northwest, followed by gradually colder weather and rain.

“On Thursday we will see around 18 degrees and on Friday we could be town to as low as 15 degrees. It will be almost autumn-like,” Nilsvall said, adding that the summer weather would be “taking a little break”.

“But we could still see some nice days at the end of the month and the beginning of September,” 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.