Weather: 23 degrees forecast in Denmark this weekend – before rain takes over

Friday could feel like a summer’s day in parts of Denmark.

Weather: 23 degrees forecast in Denmark this weekend – before rain takes over
File photo: Ida Guldbæk Arentsen / Ritzau Scanpix

Zealand is expected to particularly benefit from warm weather as the weekend begins, according to meteorological agency DMI.

“On Zealand, particularly in the northern part, the temperature could sneak up as high as 23 degrees (Celsius). The rest of Denmark will have 15-20°C,” DMI meteorologist Klaus Larsen said.

But after a warm day, rainy weather is predicted this afternoon and evening.

“It will begin with clouds, and during the afternoon rain will spread from the southwest. There may also be thunder in the west of the country,” Larsen said.

The rain will spread eastwards during the evening, the DMI meteorologist said.

A mild to moderate westerly wind will eventually turn towards an easterly direction, according to the forecast.

The weather is expected to clear in the southwest during Friday night, with temperature ranging from 6-9°C.

Rainy weather is forecast to continue on Saturday, however.

“In the east of the country particularly, we will have rain and showers on Saturday. In the south and west, that will clear during the day, so there will be sunshine there,” Larsen said.

Saturday is expected to be noticeably cooler at 13-18°C.

On Sunday, more rain is likely, although the heaviest precipitation is expected on Friday. Sunday’s temperature will be 12-16°C, falling to 2°C at night.

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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.