Average Month-by-Month Weather in Denmark

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Denmark's weather is quite mild and the climate of Denmark is temperate, made mild by mostly west winds and by the seas surrounding Denmark almost entirely. The winters are not particularly cold and the summers are mild.

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 in winter.

Denmark's mean temperature in the coldest month (February) is 0°C (32°F) and in the warmest (July) 17°C (63°F). Rain in Denmark comes on a regular basis year-round, there are no true dry periods. The annual rainfall in Denmark averages 61 cm (24 in) of precipitation. Copenhagen has an average of 170 rainy days. The greatest rainfall comes between September and November. Snow is rare. You can also take a look at the current local weather in Denmark's cities.

Because of Denmark's northern location in Europe, the length of the day with sunlight varies greatly. This is typical for Scandinavia. There are short days during the winter with sunrise coming 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 (Danish: "Jul", learn a few -> useful Danish phrases).

Scandinavian weather offers unique weather occurrences like the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)Learn more about Scandinavia's Natural Phenomena!

To find out more about the weather during a specific month, visit Scandinavia by month which offers weather information, clothing tips and events for the month of your travel.

Useful facts & figures about Denmark and general travel information you should have when visiting Denmark can be found in Destination Copenhagen.

Destination Denmark offers more country-specific information such as local hotel and dining reviews, and Danish top attractions and event recommendations for tourists traveling to the Scandinavian country Denmark.

You can find weather information for the other Scandinavian countries here: