Climate and Average Weather in Denmark

Denmark has a temperate oceanic climate, meaning the summers are generally cool and the winters are never extremely cold. In summer months the eastern part of Denmark gets colder than the west and summers are generally warmer on the east side.

Summers are characterized by a lot of sunshine: about half of the annual sunshine is recorded from May to August. Summers are short with moderate maximum temperatures around 21° Celsius (69.8° Fahrenheit). At night the temperature drops to an average of 14° C (57.2° F).

In winter, the average maximum temperature remains around 3° C (37.4° F). The atmosphere is very humid in winter (relative humidity 85-86%). In severe winters, part of the Kattegat can freeze for a short time.

Interested in more detailed Weather and Climate information?
Please select the city below you wish to travel to, or the one closest to your destination. Each selected city will show you the following graphs:
1. Average minimum and maximum temperature over the year
2. Average monthly precipitation over the year (rainfall, snow)
3. Average monthly hours of sunshine over the year
On certain pages we also offer other historical weather data like humidity, wind speed and water temperature.

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