Summer weather could return to Denmark after mixed weekend

Although the coming weekend’s weather will be a mixed bag, next week will see a brief return to warm sunshine.

Summer weather could return to Denmark after mixed weekend
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Showers and some sun are forecast for the weekend, according to meteorological institute DMI.

“The weekend’s weather won’t be great, but it also won’t be bad. It will be a mixed weekend for the beginning of autumn,” DMI’s duty meteorologist Lars Henriksen said.

Saturday and Sunday are set to follow the weather pattern seen in most of the country on Friday, with showery and sunny spells and temperatures between 14 and 17 degrees Celsius on Saturday and 17-20 degrees on Sunday.

Saturday will see clouds and rains, particularly in the southeast, with some clearer weather and sunny spells coming from the northwest during the afternoon.

On Sunday, despite the slightly higher temperatures, there will still be “a fair bit of cloud, along with rain in the northern part of the country,” Henriksen said.

But the meteorologist finished with some optimistic news for the beginning of next week, with weather evoking summer for perhaps the last time this year.

“We thought autumn was here, but it will be significantly warmer next week. A spell of warm air from the south will warm us up for a while,” he said.

Next Wednesday is forecast to be a particularly “fine and warm” day, with temperatures between 20 and 25°C.

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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.