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Autumnal week with windy days for Denmark

The first week of October will bring chilly temperatures and strong gusts of wind across Denmark.

Autumnal week with windy days for Denmark
Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Rain, clouds and some sun are also forecast, while West Jutland could see winds reach gale force on Tuesday, according to DMI forecasts.

“No completely cloud-free days or nights are forecast. Temperatures during the day will therefore remain between 10-14 degrees (Celsius) and between five and ten degrees at night,” DMI’s duty meteorologist Jesper Eriksen said on Monday morning.

Thursday and Friday may see up to 17°C, but that prediction was uncertain, Eriksen added.

Changing cloud cover and intermittent showers are likely to characterise Monday, particularly in Jutland. Thunder and hail are also a possibility in the west of the country, DMI said.

“The west coast of Jutland could see up to gale force, so maybe surfers will be pleased,” Eriksen said.

The wettest, and most windy, day of the week will be Tuesday.

“Rainclouds will move in on Monday night and there will be strong winds over the west coast of Jutland, maybe gale force,” Eriksen said.

That weather pattern will move eastwards during the day, with West Jutland thereby becoming clearer later on Tuesday.

But the windy weather in West Jutland will intensify again late on Tuesday, according to the forecast.

“We expect gusts reaching storm strength, so if anyone still has garden furniture or anything like that outside, it’s a good idea to bring it inside now,” Eriksen said.

Wednesday will see a slight improvement in conditions.

“There will be some sun, and apart from some showers at the start of the day, no rain is predicted,” the meteorologist said.

A front system reaching Denmark on Thursday may see slightly warmer weather at the end of the week.

“This is a mild warm front, but the extent of sun and cloud is currently uncertain. But we could get up to 17 degrees if the sun breaks through,” Eriksen said.

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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).

READ ALSO: IN PICTURES: Early December blizzards disrupt Denmark

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.

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