Warm, grey, wet weekend forecast for Denmark

This weekend’s weather is forecasted to be relatively warm, but wet with little chance of sun.

Warm, grey, wet weekend forecast for Denmark
Foggy weather in Denmark in October. Photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

With fog over most of the country on Friday morning, the sun is not expected to break through, according to national meteorological institute DMI.

“It will be a fairly drab weekend, but on the positive side, it will be warm, so we will avoid frost at night,” DMI meteorologist Henning Gisselø told Ritzau.

“There will be some rain coming from the south, so it will generally be grey, and there will also be wet weather in the west,” the meteorologist added.

Friday’s temperature will remain at around ten degrees Celsius across the country, with a mild to moderate southeasterly wind.

Only a small drop to 7-8°C is expected during Friday night.

“Saturday will also be grey across the country, and there will also be some rain from the west during the afternoon,” Gisselø said, adding that the rainfall is not expected to be heavy.

Saturday will, in fact, be slightly warmer than Friday at 12°C, according to DMI’s forecast.

The wet weather will continue to move eastwards on Saturday night and Sunday morning.

“But it may then clear up a little in the southeast, and there is a chance of some sunshine on Sunday afternoon,” Gisselø said.

But only southern Zealand and the islands of Lolland-Falster and Bornholm can expected to see any glimpse of the sun, he added.

“The rest of the country will actually have some rain during (Sunday) afternoon,” he said.

Sunday’s temperature is forecast at 10-13°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.