Grey and wet Danish week to end with sunshine

The coming days are forecast to be cloudy and showery much of the time, but drier conditions and some sun may appear by the end of the week.

Grey and wet Danish week to end with sunshine
File photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

A small amount of sun was forecast for Monday morning, before greyer weather kicks in for the coming days, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

“We’re starting with a bit of sun today. There might actually be some sun in North Jutland. But it will gradually get cloudier and there will be some rain from the south during the afternoon. The rain will be falling all evening and won’t start to clear until tonight,” DMI duty meteorologist Janne Hansen said early on Monday.

Monday’s temperature is around ten degrees Celsius with a moderate southerly wind.

“Tuesday will start well with sun in most places, but there may also be showers, especially in Jutland. Temperatures will stay at around ten degrees (Celsius),” Hansen said.

A clear start to the day is also expected on Wednesday before a new front reaches the country.

That will bring rain to North Jutland followed by the rest of the country.

“North Jutland will see some rain during the afternoon before it spreads to the rest of the country. Temperatures will be between 10-12°C,” Hansen said.

A high-pressure front will bring brighter skies on Thursday and Friday.

“On Thursday we have a front over the east at the beginning of the day. But that will clear up, and we will eventually get some sunshine throughout the country. There will only be showers in the east at the start of the day,” the meteorologist said.

Clearer, sunnier weather is forecast to follow on Friday with temperatures at 7-10°C, according to DMI’s forecast.

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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.