Strong winds and frosty mornings this weekend in Denmark

Wearing an extra layer of clothes will probably be a wise precaution this weekend.

Strong winds and frosty mornings this weekend in Denmark
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Cold temperatures as well as wind and rain are forecast by meteorological agency DMI.

“(The weather) will be a mixed bag, with air masses filled with cold reaching the country,” DMI’s meteorologist Martin Lindberg said.

A strong wind is expected to be felt across most of the country on Friday, while cold temperatures during the night are likely to result in frost in West Jutland, parts of Zealand and on Bornholm. Temperatures are predicted to range between -2°C and 3°C.

Daytime temperatures are forecast at 3-8°C.

“The weather could well be unpredictable. Strong winds are coming from the west and northwest, and this can give different weather patterns. But it will be windy,” Lindberg said.

Saturday will be rainy as well as windy, with wet weather likely to continue into Sunday before clearing later in the day.

Towards the end of the weekend, a low pressure front north of the Faroe Islands is expected to move across southern Norway, reaching northern Denmark by Sunday afternoon.

“That could result in very strong gusts of wind reaching gale force on the west coast,” Lindberg said, noting that the exact course of the front was not certain, and that the nature of winds could therefore vary from the current prediction.

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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.