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Could Denmark see the first signs of spring this week?

After weeks of rain and wind, weather reminiscent of a warmer season could soon be welcomed to Denmark.

Could Denmark see the first signs of spring this week?
Photo: Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix

Warmer temperatures and sunshine are particularly likely towards the end of the current week, according to DMI meteorologist Klaus Larsen.

“There is more sun coming than we have been used to, and less rain and wind,” Larsen said.

“All things being equal, it will feel nicer, and you will be able to enjoy the sun a little more without a gust of wind blowing right into your face,” Larsen said.

Funen and Jutland were among Danish regions to see sunshine earlier on Monday.

But some showers later this week – particularly on Tuesday and Thursday night – could result in hazardous wet roads, Larsen noted.

“Many places in the country are at risk of slippery roads,” the meteorologist said.

On Monday evening, clouds and showers will move across Denmark from the southwest and spread to the rest of the country.

Tuesday will also begins with rain, but this is forecast to clear up during the day.

Temperatures of between 6-8°C may feel warmer given the lighter winds.

“Wind conditions are becoming more normal in relation to the recent windy weather we have had,” Larsen said.

“Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be nice days with sun in most places,” he added.

Daytime temperatures will be between 5-9°C.

Last month was the warmest and wettest February since DMI began taking records in 1874.

The second month of 2020 was 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer and 12 millimetres of rain wetter than levels considered normal weather for February in Denmark.

READ ALSO: Denmark experiences wettest February in 150 years

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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.

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