Denmark is most famous for its association with the Vikings and the writer Hans Christian Andersen. It has, of course, far more offer to visitors, including miles of sandy coastline, beautiful countryside and historic buildings. Connects continental Europe with the Scandinavian peninsula links to Sweden via a 21 km The Oresundsbro Bridge opened in 2000.
The coldest month is January, and the warmest is August – though the warmest summer nights are in July. Average daytime temperatures accordingly range from 2°C (35.6°F) in January to 20°C (68°F) in August, with night-time temperatures ranging from -2.9°C (26.78°F) in January to 11.5°C (52.7°F) in July. Denmark doesn’t have a lot of fluctuation between day and night temperatures, but wind gusts and changes in wind direction can quickly change the weather and temperatures. The wind is stronger during winter.
Denmark has a rainfall average of 121 days per year, receiving a total of 712 mm of precipitation per year on average. Rainy days are likely all year round, but most likely between September and November and least likely between February and May. Thus, autumn is the wettest season and spring the driest. If snow falls, it is likely to fall between December and March.
The amount of sunshine is on average 1,495 hours per year with winters being more overcast, and summers sunnier. Because of Denmark’s northern location in Scandinavia in Europe, the length of the day with sunlight varies greatly. There are short days during the winter with sunrise around 8 am and sunset 3:30 pm, as well as beautifully long summer days with sunrise at 3:30 am and late sunsets at 10 pm. The shortest and longest days of the year have traditionally been celebrated. The celebration for the shortest day corresponds roughly with Christmas (“Jul”), while the longest day is celebrated at Midsummer Eve (“Sankt Hans”).
In Denmark the shift to daylight savings time is on the last Sunday of March where the clock is set an hour forward at 2 a.m., ending the last Sunday of October where the clock is set an hour backward at 3 a.m.
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