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The climate of Denmark
Denmark has a moderate maritime climate with pleasant summers and mild winters. The influence of the sea is not really strong here. Because of this winters are colder in the eastern part of the country than in the western part and summers are warmer in the eastern part of the country. High pressure areas tend to remain stable over Denmark. This means there is a chance of long warm periods during the summer and long cold periods during the winter. This also prevents rain clouds from reaching Denmark. The eastern and northeastern parts of Denmark only get 500 millimeters of annual precipitation.

 

Climate information of places and areas in Denmark
The climate information given on this page is only brief. Specific information on weather and climate can be found on the pages per region or city. The following climate information is available for Denmark:

Aalborg
Arhus
Billund
Bornholm
Copenhagen
Ebeltoft
Esbjerg
Frederiksberg
Funen
Helsingor
Jutland
Kolding
Mn
Odense
Randers
 
Ribe
Roskilde
Silkeborg
Skagen
Vejle
Viborg
Zealand
 

Pleasant summers
In general, summers in Denmark are sunny. From June until August more than 700 hours of sunshine can be recorded on average. This is caused by its location in the north where days are longer and by periods in which high pressure areas remain stable over Denmark. During the summer average temperatures are 20-22 degrees Celsius (68-72 degrees Fahrenheit) which is pleasant without getting too hot. In the southern part of Jutland temperatures may rise up to 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit). However, this doesnt occur as often as along the Mediterranean coast. Because of this Denmark is very suitable for an active holiday or for a holiday with (young) children. In the northern and eastern parts of the country temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius (86 degrees Fahrenheit) are uncommon. When a high pressure area is absent there is a fair chance of showers.

Winter
In the northern part of Denmark subzero temperatures (during the night) and snowfall may occur from October. Chances of these phenomena last till May. Depending on the location you are in Denmark is covered with a blanket of snow for 30-60 days per year. In general, winters are grey and cool. Not many hours of sunshine can be recorded during the winter and there is a big chance of fog, especially in the interior. Temperatures remain below zero for 15-28 days per year on average. During 10-20 days per year temperatures drop below -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit). When the ground is covered with snow temperatures may even drop as low as -20 to -30 degrees Celsius (-4 to -22 degrees Fahrenheit).

Wind
Because Denmark is surrounded by seas fierce winds are not uncommon, especially during fall. In the coastal regions force 10 or 11 gales are not uncommon. In extreme cases hurricane force 12 Bft can be recorded.

 

Climate figures
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate data and can be seen as an average for Denmark. The largest deviations are: precipitation figures are higher in the western part of the country. In the eastern part of the country summers are warmer and winters are colder. The shown sea temperatures are an average.

average
 maximum
temperature (C)

average
minimum

temperature (C)
average
hours of sunshine

per
day
average days with precipitation
per month
average
mm
precipitation
per month
average
sea
temperature (C)
January 1 -4 1 16 2
February 2 -3 2 13 1
March 5 0 4 14 2
April 10 2 6 13 4
May 16 7 8 12 9
June 19 10 9 11 13
July 22 13 9 13 16
August 21 13 7 14 17
September 17 10 5 14 15
October 13 7 3 15 11
November 8 2 2 17 7
December 4 -2 1 17 3
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-2 inches ● = 2-12 inches ● = 12-24 inches ● = 25-40 inches ● = 41-80 inches ● = over 80 inches

More climate informationtClimate tables are useful but they dont give an overall picture of the climate and possible weather conditions during a period of time. How high the chances are of hot or cold weather or hurricanes can often not be found in these tables. This is why we offer extra climate information per month. The information below is an average for Denmark. For more information please go to the individual pages for climate information on other places and regions in Denmark and use these as a reference.
 

chance of
(very) hot

weather

chance of
(very) cool
weather
chance of
long-term

precipitation
chance of
hurricanes
(cyclones)
chance of
sunny days

UV-index

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
click here for the explanation of the symbols

 

Disclaimer
The information at this site was carefully composed from climate data collected by meteorological services, meteorological offices, climate experts and other sources. More climate info is based on statistics, climate data and personal experience. No rights can be derived from this site. Weather has no memory and gives no guaranties. Nothing is as changeable and unpredictable as the weather. The authors of this site feel in no way responsible for any damages caused by misinterpretation or other circumstances that may influence your holiday or trip to a certain destination. We provide information, its up to the reader to use it to its benefit.

 

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