Sun and warm temperatures to dominate start of autumn in Denmark

The first week of September is set to be a pleasant one for those who are not yet ready to pack away their shorts and sunglasses.

Sun and warm temperatures to dominate start of autumn in Denmark
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Meteorological agency DMI forecasts plenty of sun and warm temperatures during the coming week.

“We will have a pleasant start to the autumn with mostly dry weather, a good chance of sun and warm temperatures,” DMI duty meteorologist Anja Bodholdt said.

A high-pressure front will bring stable weather to the country for most of the week, according to DMI’s forecast.

“The high pressure will send warm air over the country from the east and temperatures will be between 18 and 23 degrees (Celsius),” Bodholdt said.

Monday may see some patches of fog during the morning and cloud in the south and south west, while western areas may see isolated showers.

A similar pattern will be repeated on Tuesday, with more sunshine in the east of the country than in the west.

“There is a front over the North Sea that will at times move across Jutland, which may result in more clouds and a bit of rain here and there,” the meteorologist said, adding that this would nevertheless not result in large amounts of rain.

“Overall, it looks like being a very nice week with some or plenty of sun for most,” she said.

Temperatures are forecast to be 18-23°C during the day and 10-15°C at night.

A mild to moderate easterly wind is expected.

Friday is likely to be the wettest day of the week, with showers and rain forecast due to a colder front.

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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.