Denmark’s heatwave to come to thunderous conclusion

Denmark’s heatwave to come to thunderous conclusion
People sunbathing in Copenhagen on August 6th. Photo: Emil Helms/Ritzau Scanpix
Blistering summer weather in August is set to come to an end with thunderstorms across the country from Tuesday.

Monday is likely to be the last day with sunshine and high temperatures, meteorology agency DMI said on Monday.

“If you like barbecuing and sunbathing in the garden, do it today,” Dan Nilsvall, a meteorologist with the agency, said.

Conditions of 25-30 degrees Celsius, sunshine and little to no breeze on Monday are set to check out with cloud cover in the west from the evening, after which the weather will take a less stable and cooler form.

Tuesday will see rain and thunder outbreaks across the country, although the hot weather will hold out a little longer in the east.

“There may well be some heavy showers. But the rain will be unevenly distributed and some places will get a lot more than others,” Nilsvall said.

Wednesday will see the temperature drop to 20-25 degrees during the day and 12-18 degrees at night.

Rain is expected every day until Friday in most parts of the country. The weekend will see a further drop, possibly under 20 degrees, as well as increasing wind.

Meteorologist Nilsvall said he did not consider the summer weather gone for this year despite the expected change.

“This is certainly the end of a long and good period. But it’s not the end of summer yet,” he said.

“We still have 14 days left in August. And September also usually has some days with very fine weather, so we shouldn’t say goodbye to the sun yet,” he added.


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