Denmark on course for wettest autumn on record

Denmark on course for wettest autumn on record
A rainy September day in Copenhagen. Photo: Liselotte Sabroe/Scanpix
Feel Denmark's been somewhat soggy this autumn? You're not imagining it. According to new figures from the Danish Meteorological Institute, the country is well on the way to having its wettest Autumn on record.
“40mm. That's how little rain we still need to beat the record for the wettest autumn DMI has ever registered,” the state forecaster wrote on Twitter at shortly after midday on Tuesday.  “52 years ago, in 1967, an average of 327mm of rainfall came down on the country. At 1pm today, we hit 27mmm for November and 287mm for autumn as a whole.” 
 
 
The forecaster also tweeted out a map, showing southwest Jutland to be the area worst affected with more than 450mm recorded in some pockets. 
 
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The heavy rainfall has led to flooding in Vejle, and brought extremely high water to the river Gudenå between Vejle and Randers.  
 
But the news is not all negative. The forecaster followed its downbeat tweet with another promising that after the south of the country had had to brave 36 hours of non-stop rain, it might get a glimpse of sun sometime on Wednesday afternoon. 
 
 
 

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