Spring in the air: this week’s Danish weather

Last week’s wind and rain is set to continue on Monday, but plenty of sunshine is expected in the coming days.

Spring in the air: this week’s Danish weather
Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

Most of Denmark is expected to see sunny weather between Tuesday and the end of the week, according to the latest forecast from national meteorologist DMI.

“All in all, this will be a week that feels like spring,” DMI duty meteorologist Mette Wagner said.

Monday will, however, see windy and wet weather, particularly in the east of the country.

But clearer weather from the northwest will emerge during the day, and some sun is likely during the afternoon.

“We will quickly clear away the clouds and rain and make space for the sun,” Wagner said.

The temperature on Monday will be 6-9°C, but Tuesday’s warmer air will see an increase to between 9-12°C.

“The good chance of sunshine will continue throughout the week until Friday, but there will also be a few drops of rain at various times. But overall, it will be relatively mild and spring-like,” Wagner said.

Wednesday is particularly likely to see some showers, according to the forecast.

On Friday, forecasts are less certain, with a possible return to the windy conditions seen at the start of the week.

Morning frosts are also likely due to the clear weather, Wagner said.

“When there is no blanket of cloud above us during the day and night, that’s when we get frost,” the meteorologist said.

Wednesday night could see temperatures fall as low as four degrees below zero, but motorists are advised to be alert to icy morning roads throughout the week.

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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.