Stay indoors: blustery weekend forecast in Denmark

Wind approaching storm strength is forecast in several parts of Denmark on Friday.

Stay indoors: blustery weekend forecast in Denmark
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Northwest Jutland in particularly will see hard gusts as the weekend begins, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute’s (DMI) forecast.

Areas around the Limfjord waterway are expected to be buffeted by the windy conditions throughout Friday and Saturday.

Rain is also forecast on both days, while Sunday’s weather is expected to be calmer.

“The weekend will be one for the wind,” DMI meteorologist Anja Bodholdt said early on Friday.

DMI expects winds up to gale force across the country and in coastal areas, with gusts reaching storm strength – defined as 25 metres per second – in many places.

“At the start of the day there will be wet weather in most places with a lot of rain and showers. But things will get a little clearer throughout the morning,” Bodholdt said.

“We will actually have a quite pleasant evening with calm and mostly dry weather,” she added.

Temperatures on Friday will be between 5 and 8 degrees Celsius.

But Friday night will see a new weather front, bringing renewed rain and wind across the country, meaning Saturday morning will feel much like a repeat of Friday.

“It might be a little less windy on Saturday, but the two days will look a lot like each other. North Jutland may see some sleet and melting snow on Saturday,” the meteorologist said.

The wind is expected to calm on Saturday night, with moderate to strong winds on Sunday.

“And the wind will further decrease during (Sunday). We will not be visited by any new fronts on Sunday. There may be some showers, which could take the form of sleet locally,” Bodholdt said.

Slightly colder conditions are forecast by DMI on Sunday, with 3-6°C predicted.

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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.