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Denmark’s autumn break to begin with warm and sunny weather

People on holiday from work and school this week could be treated to weather as golden as the falling leaves.

Denmark's autumn break to begin with warm and sunny weather
People enjoying warm weather on October 13th. Photo: Nikolai Linares/Ritzau Scanpix

Most parts of the country will also remain dry this week, according to a Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) forecast.

That means schoolchildren, teachers and others in Denmark who are on holiday during this week's autumn break will have the benefit of warm, dry weather.

“Monday will begin a little cloudy in north and northwestern parts of Jutland, but the rest of the country will have warm and sunny weather. The temperature will be around 15 degrees (Celsius in Jutland and between 17 and 22 degrees in the rest of the country,” DMI duty meteorologist Dan Nilsvall said early on Monday.

The east of Denmark in particular will be able to enjoy the pleasant weather this week, although the forecast is less positive for the north west, Nilsvall added.

“The warm weather looks like it will continue in most places, with the exception of the northwestern part of Jutland. The east and southeast will have pleasant days with very warm temperatures. We will come close to 20 degrees on Tuesday and Wednesday, maybe even over,” he continued.

Chillier temperatures will be felt a little later in the week, the meteorologist pointed out.

“A cold front will pass the country on Wednesday night, and that will bring the warm temperatures to an end. But once the clouds have passed over we might, nevertheless, get a nice end to the week,” Nilsvall said.

The coming week will stay dry on the whole, he added.

“Over the next few days, a small amount of rain could fall in the north west of the country. But it otherwise looks as though it will stay dry in most areas,” he 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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