Strong gale-force winds to hit western coast on Friday

Meteorologists warn motorists and residents in north and west Jutland

The meteorological institute DMI has warned that gale-force winds are expected to reach the western coast of Denmark on Friday morning and continue with even greater intensity on Saturday.

The winter storm is expected to reach wind speeds of 25 m/s on Friday afternoon and then return on Saturday with even more force.

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Gale-force winds
"On Saturday, strong winds from the west will return, initially affecting western Jutland, and spread across the rest of the country," a DMI meteorogist, Michael Skelbæk, told Ekstra Bladet.

DMI warns motorists to drive carefully as some roads will probably be blocked by fallen trees. It expects many of the nation's bridges to be closed to traffic. 

While northern and western Jutland will be the most affected, the rest of the country will experience strong winds as well, as well as heavy rain and unseasonably warm temperatures, which might reach 10 degrees Celsius in some regions.
 

 





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