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Cold winter on the way

Long-range forecast warns of heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures

This year, the Danes may very well have a white Christmas and freezing new year (photo: iStock)
October 13th, 2016 5:03 pm| by Lucie Rychla

Denmark could be facing its coldest winter for six years, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

Some meteorologists are even claiming the winter of 2016-17 could end up being the coldest of the last 100 years in Europe.

A long-range forecast suggests the Danes should prepare for sub-zero temperatures, strong winds and snowstorms.

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A high pressure system from the north will bring cold air down to Scandinavia and possibly higher-than-usual precipitation in December and January.

November will be rather mild, with rain and storms, but in December and January temperatures are going to drop down well below zero while strong winds will blow in from the Atlantic.

The weather forecast for this weekend promises temperatures between 10-12 degrees, fresh winds from the east, and some rain moving in from the south towards the north.

Denmark has only had two severe winters in the last decade: the back-to-back editions of 2009-10 and 2010-11.