DMI: Danes to get Indian summer

… but winter is looking pretty dire

While August was undeniably pleasant, many will still remember this summer  in Denmark as being less that desirable due to the rainy and mild June and July weather.

However, there is some good news on the horizon. Well, there’s bad news too, but first the good.

National meteorologist DMI predicts that Denmark will enjoy an Indian summer starting from next week with temperatures reaching up to around 20 degrees.

“There are good opportunities for a lot of sun next week, and temperatures can rise particularly over the weekend [September 12-13], so we could see a kind of Indian summer,” Martin Lindberg from DMI told Ekstra Bladet tabloid.

“It’ll be some nice weather next week, although summer days with temperatures exceeding 25 degrees are over for this year.”

Lindberg revealed that specifically the weekend of September 12-13 could offer up warm temperatures thanks to a warm easterly breeze.

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Cold winter
And now to the bad news …

Weather researchers have predicted that the weather phenomenon El Niño will lead to a colder than normal winter this year in Denmark.

El Niño drastically changes the climate on both sides of the Pacific Ocean and this year’s edition is expected to be the most powerful in recent times, leading to a winter in Europe that will be colder than usual.

“2015 could end up becoming one of the hottest years ever, and when an area like the south Pacific is heated up so much, it will have an effect on the rest of the world,” Wilhelm May, a DMI weather researcher, told Ekstra Bladet.

“We can see a tendency that Denmark experiences colder and drier winters during El Niño.”

Denmark has not had a really cold spell since the back-to-back winters of 2009-10 and 2010-11.