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
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 doesn’t 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
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).
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
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.
More climate informationtClimate tables are useful but they don’t 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
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