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Denmark set for sunny, mild weekend

It’s still February, but this weekend is set to offer up temperatures of 10 degrees and an all-round mild feel.

Denmark set for sunny, mild weekend
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

The weather this week has been less wintry than one might expect for the time of year, and that trend is to continue into the weekend.

Up to 10 degrees Celsius and a good chance of sun, particularly on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, is forecast by meteorologists DMI.

“We expect a mild and pleasant weekend for the time of year. It’s mid February, which, statistically, is the coldest time of year,” DMI meteorologist Frank Nielsen said.

While some fog and mist will be prevalent at the beginning of the day on Friday, that will soon fade away to be replace by sun in much of the country.

Around 10°C and light winds are forecast.

“The nice weather looks like continuing on Saturday,” Nielsen said.

Slight mist will be replaced by sun during the morning in most of the country with temperatures again likely to reach double figures, with 10°C forecast.

Some clouds cover may be seen in northwestern areas in the afternoon, and that is likely to spread during the evening. But the weather is expected to remain dry.

“Generally to weather should be enjoyed on Friday and Saturday, because Sunday is a bit more tricky,” Nielsen said.

Sunday is also forecast to begin with most and fog and some sun is forecast for later in the day, but more wind and chillier temperatures of around 5°C are predicted, particularly in the north and west.

But the forecast for Sunday remains uncertain as of Friday morning, Nielsen said.

Despite the good forecast, some risk of ice on the roads during the early morning will remain throughout the weekend, he added.

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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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