The hottest July day in Danish history

Yesterday, on the island of Lolland, the temperature reached 35.9 degrees – the second-highest temperature ever recorded in Denmark and the highest recorded in July.

The previous July record dates back to 1941, when the temperature reached 35.3 degrees. The all-time temperature record, 36.4 degrees, was measured in Holstebro in August 1975.

Extreme weather resulting from climate change
Temperature records have been kept in Denmark for about 150 years and, in that time, temperatures above 35 degrees have only been recorded 9 times, said meteorologist Søren Jacobsen to DR.

While 35-degree days are still far from being in common in Denmark, Jacobsen and other experts warn that climate change is likely to increase the frequency of heat waves in Denmark.