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Wet weekend could give way to Indian summer

Denmark has enjoyed its sunniest summer period since 1959


The sun may be setting on a legendary Danish summer, but there could be a little bit left in September (Photo: Colourbox)

August 29, 2014
11:50

by Christian Wenande


This weekend’s weather is shaping up to be an overcast cocktail mix of rain with spots of sunshine, but Denmark could be in for a bit of an Indian summer with temperatures possibly reaching 25 degrees, according to national meteorologists DMI.

While temperatures look set to remain between 17 and 20 degrees over the weekend – Saturday and Sunday will both offer up their share of showers and clouds – a high-pressure system over northern Europe looks set to bring warm and dry weather during the first half of September.

“In the first half of the month, there is a good chance that temperatures will climb to 20 degrees and on some days possibly up to 25 degrees,” DMI wrote on its website.

Record sunshine summer
During the second half of September, temperatures will drop to a seasonally-normal 15 degrees, although they may reach 20 degrees on certain days.

But as the summer winds down, residents in Denmark can look back with glee at being able to enjoy the sunniest summer for 55 years.

The more than 740 hours of sunshine this summer is the most since the 759 hours enjoyed back in 1959 – a mark that doesn’t look beatable with this weekend’s weather forecast in mind.

And you can forget about surpassing the 1947 mark, when the lucky folks enjoyed 770 hours of sunshine during the summer.

Technically in the northern hemisphere, summer lasts from midsummer (June 21 or 22) to the autumn equinox (around September 22), but in Denmark, it is more normal to refer to summer as lasting from June 1 until August 31.



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