Seasons in Denmark

The birthplace of the famous fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, the most southern of the Scandinavian countries Denmark is a country located on the Jutland Peninsula and adjacent Islands of the Danish archipelago, where there are "the happiest people in the world."

Denmark is a lowland country, is located about 50 m below sea level, so that its territory is dominated by temperate marine type of climate. Winters are rather mild, not too cold. Summer is the cool weather. It should be noted that the sharp temperature changes for the country are not typical, but possible prolonged change of seasons. Also in Denmark the usual high level of relative humidity. Rainfall is quite a lot: about 170 days a year marked by rains, and on the West coast they occur slightly more often than on the East.

In tiny Denmark tourism is not a priority area of economic activity. However, the tourism industry here is very developed and you may say, delivered in a big way. No wonder "the crystal Empire of the North" of interest to travelers in any season. In winter they come here to plunge into the magical Christmas atmosphere of Copenhagen, a fascinating cruise to the Scandinavian countries, or to spend time in the numerous SPA hotels. Summer is a time for family vacations in world-famous amusement parks, it's the spirit of romantic medieval castles, the numerous beaches of the Danish Riviera, the gastronomic adventure and enjoyment pristine nature.

Denmark is primarily a country of intelligent tourism. The rich history of the state left a legacy of countless attractions, Dating back to the Viking ages and the middle Ages. Of particular interest to inquiring minds represent the Christiansborg Palace, which houses the residence of the king, glorified by Shakespeare in "hamlet" castle of Kronborg, "the Museum under the open sky" – the city of Aarhus, toy pocket town Copenhagen with fake gingerbread houses and meet in the Harbor the ships Mermaid, the oldest amusement Park in Europe "Tivoli Friheden" and more. Denmark promises a fascinating pastime not only for adults but also for children, so come here often as a family. Weather – the insidious thing, once she can undo all our plans. And spoiled holiday – it is sometimes spoiled the mood for the whole next year. The best time for exploring the sights of the country, of course, the summer holiday season. "Golden time" – may and June, when there is a large influx of tourists.

Fans of wreck diving from Denmark. At the bottom of the washing seas – a Klondike sunken ancient ships. The excellent underwater visibility at depths of up to 20 m, however, the danger can be strong currents, so must be good "ground" insurance. The best conditions for diving will be in may, June and September.

Fishing is one of the priority directions of ecotourism in Denmark. Mirror lake with crystal clear water, wild rivers, long coastline North and Baltic seas – fishing anywhere. From the shore, from a kayak or with specialized courts depends on personal preference and the size of the available budget. The fishing season lasts all year round, however, the professional fishing tours in the open sea are organized mainly in summer. With the exception of the ports of Copenhagen, Elsinore and Frederikshavn.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Denmark

Spring comes to Denmark with a small delay. In March can still hit frosts, and even go snow. Winter does not want to take the position, therefore, often presents a variety of weather surprises. But by the end of the month, as a rule, the air warms up a bit, and at night are recorded warm temperatures.

Precipitation is approaching zero, and the sun has been winning an increasing number of fine days. In April in the capital, the thermometer already reach +10 °C, in Varde, on the West of the country, a couple of degrees colder. Despite a sufficiently high temperature, even in the high season in Denmark is felt cold, and all because in this period of time are blowing gusty winds. In may, nature is very good: loud birds chirping, the trees putting forth buds, flowers bloom, and the meadows are covered with fluffy green blanket of herbs.

Daily temperature in the last month of spring on the Jutland Peninsula is about +15 degrees, and the Faroe Islands annual variations of temperature seems to be slowing down here not more than 9 degrees.

The climate of the spring months

(Copenhagen)

March
Max average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Min average t°: -1 °C (30 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1,2")
Water t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
April
Max average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1,6")
Water t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
May
Max average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1,8")

Water t°: +9 °C (48 °F)


Summer in Denmark

Summer in Denmark is quite rainy, as we approach the end of the season the intensity of rainfall gradually increases. It's hot here no – burn under the sun, but also about the cold. The average daily air temperature ranges from +15 °C..+17 °C, in the middle of the day in the capital forecasters fix from +20 °C to 23 °C.

However, as the evening air begins to cool dramatically, while the temperature falls on average by 7 °C - 13 °C. Denmark, like other Scandinavian countries, influenced by different degrees of illumination of sunlight, but unlike the Northern areas of Norway, Finland and Sweden, extremes in pitch darkness or pronounced the white nights she does not feel. In Midsummer the sun rises at about 03:30 in the morning, and sets at 22:00..

The climate of the summer months

(Copenhagen)

June
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 45 mm (1,8")
Water t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Jule
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 70 mm (2,8")
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
August
Max average t°: +70 °C (E °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2,6")
Water t°: +16 °C (61 °F)


Autumn in Denmark

To say that the beginning of autumn in Denmark is marked by a noticeable cooling, it would be wrong, because in September the temperature is quite pleasant even. But tellingly, for this time period, this heavy rains.

Precipitation seriously and thoroughly choose Denmark for their "outpourings". In October the streets are already covered with gold leaves in the air smell of fresh earth. In rare days when it doesn't rain, still a short walk – the temperature fluctuates within +10 degrees. But in November, the weather is not so favorable. Quite rapidly colder, and the nights are often freezing.

The climate of the autumn months

(Copenhagen)

September
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2,4")
Water t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
October
Max average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2,4")
Water t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
November
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2,0")
Water t°: +9 °C (48 °F)

Winter in Denmark

Winter in Denmark is very cold, but not because of strong frosts as such, but because of the high level of relative humidity and squally westerly winds. At this time of year dominated by cloudy, rainy weather. And on days when there is no precipitation, the sky is covered with dense white clouds, which break through the sun's rays rarely works. Barely starting to get light quite late – at about 09:30 and getting dark at 16:30.

The average temperature for the season ranges from -5 degrees to +4 degrees. The highest temperatures in the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic ocean. Then in February, the coldest month of the year, during the day the temperature doesn't fall below +6 degrees. Winter in Denmark with little snow, so if snow falls, it settles in no more than 2-3 weeks, and after melting at once. The rare snowfalls that happen in the country, regarded by the Danes as a real disaster.

The climate of the winter months

(Copenhagen)

December
Max average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Min average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2,0")
Water t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
January
Max average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2,0")
Water t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
February
Max average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Min average t°: -2 °C (28 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1,6")
Water t°: +4 °C (39 °F)