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Days into 2023: Another weather record set 

Christian Wenande
January 6th, 2023


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An average of 21.1 mm of rain fell across the nation on Wednesday, making it the wettest January day in Danish history 

Umbrellas could come in handy this month (photo: Pixabay)

2023 could end up being a wild one for weather, if the first few days of the year are anything to go by.

On January 1, people in Denmark nursed hangovers whilst experiencing the warmest ever January temperatures on New Year’s Day – or at least since records began in 1874. 

Three days later another record was set with the wettest January day in Danish history. An average of 21.1 mm of rain fell nationwide. The previous record of 20.4 mm was set back in 1986.

READ ALSO: Denmark woke up to its warmest ever January temperatures on New Year’s Day

Risk of flooding
The deluge on Wednesday also propelled the day into the top 10 most rainiest winter days in history. 

Just days into January and Denmark has already seen well over half the precipitation that is deemed normal for the first month of the year.

And the bad news is that more rain is predicted in the coming days. A lot more.

Parts of Denmark could see another 20 mm today and there is a risk of flooding in numerous areas of the country.


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