Denmark on course for driest October for decades

Christian Wenande
October 27th, 2015

This article is more than 8 years old.

With just a few days to go, just 29 mm of rain has fallen so far

Not since 1972 has an October offered up so little rain in Denmark.

According to the national weather forecaster DMI, just 29 mm of rain has fallen in Denmark in October this year – and should that continue, it will be the driest for 43 years.

“Using the current prognoses, I estimate that about 1.5 mm of rain will fall during the rest of the month,” said John Cappelen, a DMI meteorologist.

“That means we’ll get close to 30.5 mm in total, which is the driest October since 1972 when just 16 mm of rain fell.”

Soaked in 1967
The northern part of the country experienced the least amount of rain, and the southern part the most.

The driest October ever recorded in Denmark was in 1922 when just 12 mm of rain fell, while the wettest was in 1967 when 177 mm was dumped down on the Danes.


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