Sunshine and mild weather for Denmark as April begins

After a relatively cold night for the time of year, Denmark can expect sunshine and warmer temperatures during the first week of April.

Sunshine and mild weather for Denmark as April begins
File photo: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix

This week’s weather will bring plenty of sun and temperatures comfortably on the positive side of the Celsius scale, DMI meteorologist Anja Bodholdt said.

“We’ll get off to a good start with plenty of sun on Monday,” Bodholdt said.

“Some cumulus cloud will form over Jutland during the course of the day, but the sunshine will otherwise be full-on across the country,” she continued.

Temperature will be between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius on Monday.

In contrast to Sunday’s weather, the wind will be calmer and will change direction from northwesterly to southeasterly.

Tuesday will also begin with plenty of sun, before cloud cover gradually moves in from the southwest, with possible rain in the southwest of the country later in the day.

It will feel a little warmer on Tuesday, however, at between 8 and 12°C.

The sunny week will be broken up by a cloudy day on Wednesday, according to DMI’s forecast.

“Wednesday will be the cloudiest and wettest day this week. It will start with a few drops, but during the course of the day there will be more widespread rain,” Bodholdt said.

But the wet weather will quickly clear away again on Thursday morning, to be replaced by clear weather from the east. The temperature will increase to between 10-15°C.

Friday could see the weather become even more pleasant, according to Bodholdt.

“It looks like a great end to the week with a lot of sun on Friday and temperatures which may exceed 15 degrees (Celsius) locally,” the meteorologist 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.