Summer could officially start in Denmark this Thursday

Central Jutland could see temperatures reach 25 degrees, which will be good enough

In an average year, summer tends to arrive in Denmark on May 20. 

By summer, the Danes mean the first day when temperatures reach 25 degrees.

The same rationale is then applied to every single day between May and early October, if you’re lucky, to assess whether it’s been a good summer or not.

Should we still be in single figures by mid-August, then much disappointment will be expressed in the national media.  

2023 will be better, we’ll be assured, and plans to televise the film ‘500 Days of Summer’ this Saturday have been cancelled in case they appear insensitive. 

It will set the tone
So, should Denmark experience temperatures of 25 degrees on Thursday May 19, we will be off to a good start. One up with plenty to play.

But should temperatures remain in the early 20s – the current forecast according to everyone bar TV2 – then the wait will continue.

TV2 tends to be the country’s most ‘upbeat’ weather forecaster. Some might even add ‘inaccurate’, although followers of DMI would dispute that claim. 

According to this newspaper’s preferred forecaster, Norway’s, temperatures will not exceed 23 degrees in the Copenhagen area on Thursday. 

In central Jutland, 24 might be within range … so bragging rights for the mainland are up for grabs.