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First snow of the winter set to fall in Denmark

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First snow of the winter set to fall in Denmark
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10:14 CET+01:00
The first snow of the winter is forecast to fall in parts of Denmark on Friday.

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) confirmed the wintry forecast early on Friday morning.

“We currently have a fairly widespread area of precipitation, covering northern Funen and going up through Jutland, and there is also rain in some parts of Zealand,” DMI meteorologist Erik Hansen said.

“Jutland is most likely to get sleet and melting snow as the rainfall gets colder, and that is also likely to happen in the rest of the country during the morning, when the temperatures will actually fall,” he added.

Friday morning’s temperatures are around 1 degree Celsius in Jutland and 4-5 degrees Celsius in Zealand.

"But temperatures will drop fairly quickly during the next few hours," Hansen said at around 5:30am on Friday.

“And the rainfall can then turn into melting snow. When I say ‘melting’, it's because we don't expect it to settle,” he added.

“Perhaps we will get some white lawns out of it,” the meteorologist also said.

Snow is most likely in the northern and eastern parts of the country, while rain is more probable in the south and west.

“It will be a cold day and it will also be very windy,” Hansen said.

Clear but cold weather is forecast for the coming weekend.

“We will get some sun. Locally, there may be some showers, but most will experience dry weather with some sun,” Hansen said.

 
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