Denmark to enjoy warm weekend before cold weather returns

Saturday and Sunday will bring temperatures in double figures on the Celsius scale, along with sunshine.

Denmark to enjoy warm weekend before cold weather returns
Photo: Hans Chr. Gabelgaard/Ritzau Scanpix

Cold weather is set to make a comeback next week, however, according to national meteorological agency DMI’s forecast.

Temperatures will range between 13 and 17 degree Celsius on Saturday and Sunday, and the sun is expected shine in a cloudless sky in most of the country.

“It will be very pleasant spring weather with a few regional variations,” DMI’s Frank Nielsen said.

“Friday evening and night will see a lot of clouds, as well as rain in several places – probably mostly in the northeast. But don’t be too concerned if you get up (on Saturday) and things look grey,” Nielsen continued.

Blue skies are expected to take over during Saturday morning, according to DMI.

A fresh wind will increase during the course of the weekend, particularly on Sunday. That will give a cooler feel to the weather at times, particularly on the coasts.

The current mild weather is a result of warm weather travelling across Denmark from central and eastern Europe.

But that is likely to change next week, Nielsen said.

“From Sunday night, noticeably colder air will come in from northern Scandinavia. That will cause a drop in temperature, probable frost and generally less stable weather,” the DMI meteorologist said.

“This weekend’s weather should be enjoyed, because it might be a while before these temperatures return,” he added.

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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.