Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Denmark

We show the climate in Denmark by comparing the average weather in 3 representative places: Copenhagen, Thisted, and Skagen.

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Average High and Low Temperature in Denmark

Average High and Low Temperature in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec30°F30°F35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F70°F70°F562971365568385831NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The daily average high and low air temperature at 2 meters above the ground.
Copenhagen 37°F37°F42°F51°F60°F65°F70°F69°F62°F53°F45°F39°F
Thisted 39°F39°F43°F50°F58°F63°F67°F67°F61°F53°F46°F41°F
Skagen 38°F37°F41°F48°F56°F62°F66°F66°F60°F53°F46°F41°F
Copenhagen 30°F30°F32°F38°F45°F51°F56°F55°F50°F44°F38°F32°F
Thisted 30°F30°F33°F37°F44°F50°F54°F54°F49°F43°F37°F32°F
Skagen 32°F31°F33°F39°F47°F53°F57°F57°F52°F46°F40°F35°F


Average Hourly Temperature in CopenhagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablefreezing


Average Hourly Temperature in ThistedJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable


Average Hourly Temperature in SkagenJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Chance of Clearer Skies in Denmark

Chance of Clearer Skies in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%582934NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The percentage of time the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy (i.e., less than 60% of the sky is covered by clouds).
Clearer SkiesJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Copenhagen 31%35%38%45%52%56%57%53%50%42%33%30%
Thisted 35%37%38%46%52%56%56%53%48%42%36%35%
Skagen 35%36%39%46%52%57%57%53%49%44%37%36%

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Denmark

Daily Chance of Precipitation in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%3318422238NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The percentage of days in which precipitation is observed, excluding trace quantities.
Days of Precip.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Copenhagen 8.7d6.8d6.9d5.6d6.6d7.8d8.1d8.5d8.1d9.6d9.2d9.6d
Thisted 11.0d8.2d8.3d6.8d7.7d7.9d8.3d9.7d10.0d11.9d11.7d11.3d
Skagen 10.5d7.8d8.0d6.8d7.5d7.9d8.0d9.4d9.9d11.1d10.8d10.9d

Average Monthly Rainfall in Denmark

Average Monthly Rainfall in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in3.0 in3.0 in3.5 in3.5 in2.
The average rainfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Copenhagen 1.4″1.1″1.1″1.1″1.4″2.0″2.0″2.1″1.9″2.0″1.9″1.7″
Thisted 2.2″1.7″1.6″1.4″1.8″2.2″2.2″2.4″2.8″3.1″2.8″2.4″
Skagen 2.1″1.6″1.5″1.5″1.7″2.2″2.2″2.5″2.8″3.0″2.7″2.3″

Average Monthly Snowfall in Denmark

Average Monthly Snowfall in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.0 in0.5 in0.5 in1.0 in1.0 in1.5 in1.5 in2.0 in2.0 in2.5 in2.5 in1.92.51.7NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The average snowfall accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question.
Copenhagen 1.8″1.8″0.9″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.3″1.4″
Thisted 2.4″2.2″1.3″0.2″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.4″1.9″
Skagen 1.5″1.6″0.8″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.2″0.9″

Hours of Daylight in Denmark

Hours of Daylight in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec4 hr4 hr6 hr6 hr8 hr8 hr10 hr10 hr12 hr12 hr14 hr14 hr16 hr16 hr18 hr18 hr20 hr20 hr17.
The number of hours during which the Sun is at least partly above the horizon.
Copenhagen 7.8h9.7h11.9h14.3h16.3h17.4h16.8h14.9h12.7h10.4h8.3h7.1h
Thisted 7.5h9.6h11.9h14.4h16.6h17.8h17.1h15.1h12.7h10.3h8.1h6.8h
Skagen 7.4h9.5h11.9h14.5h16.7h18.0h17.3h15.2h12.7h10.2h7.9h6.7h

Chance of Muggy Conditions in Denmark

Chance of Muggy Conditions in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%231NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThisted
The percentage of time that is muggy, oppressive, or miserable (i.e., a dew point greater than 65°F).
Muggy daysJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Copenhagen 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.5d0.4d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Thisted 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.6d0.6d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d
Skagen 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.2d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d

Average Wind Speed in Denmark

Average Wind Speed in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mph20 mph20 mph15.210.518.013.018.912.2NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The average of mean hourly wind speeds at 10 meters above the ground.
Wind Speed (mph)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Thisted 17.816.816.213.913.213.613.514.115.716.516.917.0
Skagen 18.517.015.713.112.412.712.613.415.617.118.018.1

Average Water Temperature in Denmark

Average Water Temperature in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec35°F35°F40°F40°F45°F45°F50°F50°F55°F55°F60°F60°F65°F65°F6435623938NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenSkagenSkagen
The daily average wide-area surface water temperature.
Water Temp.JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Copenhagen 37°F36°F37°F41°F50°F58°F63°F63°F59°F53°F46°F40°F
Thisted 41°F40°F40°F43°F49°F56°F60°F62°F59°F54°F49°F44°F
Skagen 39°F38°F39°F43°F51°F57°F62°F62°F59°F53°F48°F43°F

Tourism Score in Denmark

Tourism Score in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.86.4NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThisted
The tourism score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F.

Beach/Pool Score in Denmark

Beach/Pool Score in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810102.91.9NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The beach/pool score, which favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F.

Growing Season in Denmark

Growing Season in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%20%20%40%40%60%60%80%80%100%100%NowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season, defined as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Growing Degree Days in Denmark

Growing Degree Days in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F200°F200°F400°F400°F600°F600°F800°F800°F1,000°F1,000°F1,200°F1,200°F1,400°F1,400°F1,600°F1,600°FNowNowCopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, where growing degree days are defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature (50°F in this case).

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Denmark

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in DenmarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh6.40.4CopenhagenCopenhagenThistedThistedSkagenSkagen
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter.
Solar Energy (kWh)JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

This report illustrates the typical weather for Copenhagen, Thisted, and Skagen year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

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