Worst June weather in a quarter of a century

Clouds, rain and cold temperatures have hampered the Danish ‘summer’ weather so far this year, but July is already heating up

For one week in late May, the temperature was in the mid-20s, the sun shone gloriously and it all seemed to pointing to a legendary summer. But then June came along and out came the jackets, umbrellas and disgruntled looks.

June has been absolutely abysmal. In fact, June 2012 was statistically the worst June fo 25 years.

The average temperature for June was 12.8 degrees, and you have to go back to 1991 to find a colder June, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI).

Some 96 millimetres of rain fell in June, the most since 2007 and there were only 183 hours of sunshine, the fewest in 16 years.

June 2012 was the eleventh coldest, seventh wettest and had fifteenth fewest hours of sunshine of any month since 1920.

The worst June ever was in 1987, which set the record for the fewest hours of sunshine, was the third coldest and the fifth wettest.

But while July hasn’t been brilliant so far either, Jørn Thomsen, a DMI meteorologist, said that we shouldn’t fear for July based on a terrible June.

Wednesday is already supposed to bring warmer temps, and Thursday is projected to be around 25 degrees. So perhaps July is already making up for June's weather shortcomings.