Denmark set for ‘autumnal’ July weather… and it’s going to stay dreary

A warm and sunny weekend has given way to cooler temperatures and the coming week is expected to feel a bit like an early autumn.

Denmark set for 'autumnal' July weather… and it’s going to stay dreary
Photo: Torben Christensen/Ritzau Scanpix

The disappointing weather outlook came on Monday morning from national meteorology agency DMI.

“We had a fantastic day in the east on Sunday, ending with a bang in Jutland with a lot of rain and thunder,” DMI meteorologist Mette Wagner said.

Monday’s temperatures of between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius look set to be typical of the Danish weather for the time being.

Unstable weather during the next seven days will have “autumnal” tendencies, Wagner said.

Clouds and rain were forecast for the majority of the country on Monday.

“Everyone will see the sun before the day is over, but some will have to be more patient than others,” Wagner said.

Tuesday will be primarily windy and rainy although the sun may peak through the clouds in some places.

“(Tuesday) will not be a good July day, but a warm autumn day,” Wagner said.


Although temperatures may creep over 20 degrees by the end of the week, the September vibe will probably remain, with the frequency of showers slowly increasing.

“On Thursday on Friday it won’t matter where you are in the country, you’re better off inside with a good book,” the meteorologist said.

The inclement weather can be blamed on a cold front over the North Sea moving across Denmark from the west.

Meteorologists are unsure of when sun and summer might make a return to Denmark.

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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).

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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.