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Denmark climate: when to go to Denmark

Denmark is characterized by a type of continental climate, cold in winter and temperate in summer, subject to the influences of air masses of Atlantic origin. The Atlantic winds blow frequently, but the influence of the sea mitigates the temperatures, humidity is high and the fogs are frequent.

The area of the peninsula of Jutland is the wettest area of Denmark, here we have an average of about 800 mm of precipitation a year, moving east, precipitation decreases to record values ​​of 600 mm per year in the eastern islands.

The rainy seasons are summer and autumn, autumn it is also quite windy, and the spring, although very windy, it is usually dry and has a mild climate.

Winter is wet and misty, rarely snows. The temperatures have sensitive seasonal variations, generally moving from average of 1°C in January to 20°C in July.

Kronborg Castle, Elsinore, Denmark. Author David Castor. No Copyright

Kronborg Castle, Elsinore, Denmark. Author David Castor

In the capital Copenhagen there are mild springs and summers are quite hotwith average maximum temperatures in summer exceeding 21°C, the wettest months are between June and December.

Even in Copenhagen the autumn months are the most windy, in winter temperatures do not drop much and rarely snows. Statistically the coldest month of the year is February with an average minimum of -2°C and the hottest month is July, with an average maximum temperature of 21°C.


Denmark is a Nordic country, so the best time to visit is in the warmer and bright months from May to September.

Copenhagen climate.


COPENHAGEN (24 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -1,7 2,5 37,3  14,9 (5,9)
February -1,9 2,8 22,7  11,4 (4,4)
March -0,4 5,5 35,0  13,5 (4,1)
April 2,4 10,2 32,5  11,5 (1,3)
May 7,0 15,5 40,5  10,8
June 10,8 19,1 50,0  12,0
July 12,9 21,2 51,4  12,4
August 12,6 21,0 50,1  12,0
September 9,7 16,7 58,9  13,6
October 6,1 11,9 50,2  14,5 (0,2)
November 2,4 6,9 48,0  15,4 (1,7)
December -0,2 4,1 46,0  15,4 (3,9)
YEAR 5,0 11,4 522,6  157,4 (21,4)

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