Spring weather to reach Denmark this week with 15 degrees forecast

After a couple of colder days, the weather later this week is going to feel distinctly April-like.

Spring weather to reach Denmark this week with 15 degrees forecast
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

Thursday is forecast to be the warmest day of the week, with temperatures as high as 15 degrees Celsius in many places across the country.

A warm front expected to move over Denmark on Wednesday is connected to the encouraging outlook, DMI meteorologist Bolette Brødsgaard explained.

“To start with, there will be cold, clear weather, with some rain, hail and sleet, particularly in eastern regions. So be wary of this during the mornings, because roads may be slippery,” Brødsgaard said.

Monday afternoon is expected to be dry, with some brief sunny spells. Temperatures are forecast at between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius.

Cooler, dry weather will continue on Tuesday, with 5-8°C forecast. There may also be frost in the early hours of Wednesday.

“But then a few things will happen,” Brødsgaard said.

“Warm weather will make its entrance. A warm front will call in on Wednesday. It will bring change with it, and that means milder and more humid air. While the weather on Monday and Tuesday will be clear, Wednesday could be murkier,” she said.

Thursday is set to be the best day of the week weather-wise, with up to 13-15°C in all parts of the country.

“There may also be some sun breaking through, so it could feel nice and spring-like,” the meteorologist said.

“Friday will be cloudier, but we will still have the nice warm air around us. It will probably be dry and 10-13 degrees, so still like spring,” she added.

“March has been wet this year, but looks like ending on a dry note,” she said.

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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.