December 2015 second warmest ever

Temperatures below zero and some snow will hit Denmark first after the New Year’s

December 2015 has been the second warmest December in Denmark since 1847, when the Danish Meteorologic Institute (DMI) began to track the weather measurements.

The month’s temperatures averaged 6.6 degrees of Celsius, some 5 degrees above the norm.

With 114 mm of rainfall, this year’s December was also the sixth rainiest ever.

The warmest December so far has been the one in 2006, when temperatures averaged at 7 degrees, while the rainiest one was in 1890, with 140 mm of rainfall.

Snow alert
However, the warm December days are numbered and after the New Year’s Danes can expect temperatures below zero and even some snow.

Moreover, the strong winds from south-east will continue bringing the perceived air temperatures even lower.

With the forecasted wind-speed of about 8-12 metres per second and temperatures of 4-5 degrees, the wind chill factor will be 5-10 degrees below zero.

Wrap up warm
The New Year’s Eve is forecasted to be mainly dry and cloudy, with temperatures from 6 to 0 degrees.

Over the weekend, the temperatures will drop down to minus 4 degrees and there may fall up to 1 cm snow, especially in the north-eastern regions around Kattegat and on Bornholm.

The freezing temperatures, strong winds, and cloudy weather with rain or sleet will continue at least until next Wednesday.