Warm, spring-like weather forecast for this weekend in Denmark

Plenty of sun and fresh winds will bring changeable but mild weather to Denmark this weekend.

Warm, spring-like weather forecast for this weekend in Denmark
Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

Those planning to spend this weekend outdoors will not need to wrap up for winter temperatures, meteorological agency DMI forecasts.

“Saturday will begin with clouds, but there will be a good chance of sun across most of the country. That will also continue on Sunday,” DMI meteorologist Dan Nilsvall said.

Temperatures will be between 8 and 11 degrees Celsius on both days.

Northern and western parts of the country are expected to enjoy the most sun throughout the weekend.

“But there will be a few showers locally. That applies to the whole country and the whole weekend. The weather might feel quite changeable in some places, but that will be more of an exception than a rule,” Nilsvall said.

Wind will continue to feel fresh during the weekend, as it has done for much of this week.

That is due to a continuing onshore northwesterly wind, the meteorologist said.

Early morning frosts are still possible despite the mild weather, so enthusiastic gardeners should wait a little before going into full spring mode, according to Nilsvall.

“The ground surface is still cold, so even though we can sense the spring, cold nights are still likely,” he said.

“You should probably be careful about planting too early. The weather is not good for sensitive plants,” he added.

Icy roads are also still a possibility in the mornings, particularly in northern Jutland.

This weekend’s weather could set a pattern for the coming weeks, with a high-pressure zone to the south of the country sending mild and humid weather towards Denmark.

A mild warm front from the north west could also influence the weather next 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.