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Weather: Rain and wind forecast for 2019’s second week

A grey January week beckons in Denmark, although there may be some sunny spells on Monday and Friday.

Weather: Rain and wind forecast for 2019’s second week
File photo: Claus Fisker/Ritzau Scanpix

Some fog may also be present in parts of the country, according to Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) forecasts.

“Monday will be cloudy across the country and maybe a little foggy. There will be localised fog banks on North Jutland and on Zealand,” DMI meteorologist Bolette Brødsgaard said.

Northern Jutland will experience temperatures approaching freezing point on Monday.

“But (the temperature) will increase as the fog lifts, and then it will just be a grey day,” Brødsgaard said.

Heavy rainfall is forecast to move across the country from the west, beginning on Monday afternoon and reaching the east of the country by Monday night.

“Umbrellas and rain clothes should be at the ready this evening and tonight, and there will also be wind. A low-pressure zone over the Faroe Islands is moving down towards Denmark with wind and rain,” Brødsgaard said.

“(Monday) will be the kind of night where you should stay indoors if you want to keep dry,” she said.

Winds will be high, particularly on the west coast but not at the same levels seen during last week, when some areas experienced flooding, according to DMI.

“Tuesday will also see some strong winds from the north, gusts reaching storm strength and localised showers,” Brødsgaard said.

The northerly wind may push waters in the Kattegat and Great Belt areas, which DMI is monitoring.

“We are keeping an eye on water levels and will respond if it appears necessary to issue warnings, but it is too early to say more at this stage,” the meteorologist said.

Wednesday and Thursday are both forecast to be cold, with temperatures just above freezing. Any precipitation on these days could take the form of snow or sleet.

“But Friday looks like being a rather nice day. The wind will make it feel cold, but it will be the warmest day this week with temperatures up to eight degrees (Celsius),” DMI’s forecaster 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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