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Denmark's Year-End Weather: Wet Days and Starry Nights

Denmark's end-of-year weather forecast predicts wet and slushy days, contrasted by starry nights during the last full moon of the year, according to the Danish Meteorological Institute.

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Denmark's Year-End Weather: Wet Days and Starry Nights

As the year draws to a close, Denmark prepares for a wet and slushy transition into the new year, according to forecasts from the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI). Jesper Eriksen, the on-duty meteorologist at DMI, predicts a mix of scattered showers and varying cloud cover across the country. However, clear skies are expected to prevail at night, offering a starlit view for the last full moon of the year.

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Starry Night amidst Slushy Days

Despite the damp daytime conditions, the night skies are set to become increasingly clear. Eriksen anticipates a primarily starlit view for most locations, particularly on the night of the full moon at 01:33. The contrast between the wet days and clear nights paints a picture of a country caught between seasons, with the coming days likely to experience mixed winter weather.

Uncertain New Year’s Eve Weather

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The forecast for New Year's Eve, however, remains uncertain. Meteorological models are currently in disagreement, with a low-pressure development over Northern Europe presenting a risk of cloud coverage and precipitation on the last day of the year. It's too early to tell whether this system will impact Denmark, but the DMI expects to have a more definitive forecast in the coming days.

Weather Patterns in the Region

Weather patterns in the country have been fluctuating, with conditions hovering at the threshold between freezing and thawing temperatures, resulting in slush, wind, sunshine, and showers. The forecast for the days leading up to the new year indicates temperatures ranging from a low of 2°C to a high of 9°C. The wind speeds are anticipated to vary from 15 to 50 km/h, with showers and snow predicted at varying intensities throughout the week.

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