Today in Copenhagen, Denmark
Light rain developing late. Low 14C.
Mostly clear skies during the evening will give way to cloudy skies and light rain after midnight. Low 14C. Winds SSW at 25 to 40 km/h. Chance of rain 40%.
This weather data was last updated 2016-09-27 23:19:17.
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Denmark capital, Copenhagen stretches across two islands, with the North Sea on one side and the Baltic Sea on the other. Due to its seaside location, Copenhagen weather is relatively unstable and subject to the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Its climate is categorized as oceanic climate. The effects of the Atlantic Gulf Stream make Copenhagen weather an average of 5 degrees warmer than surrounding areas. Its elevation is 9m (30 ft.) above sea level. Copenhagen average high temperatures do not vary greatly seasonally, as the lowest average temperature is 36F, and the highest average temperature is 66F. The range between the high and low temperature each day is small as well.
However, it does get a lot of sea breezes, which can affect the temperature significantly. Copenhagen weather brings a significant amount of rainfall each year, with July bringing the most at 68mm (2.68 in.). Due to its location, Copenhagen experiences extremely short days in December, seeing only about 7.5 hours of daylight. However, Copenhagen has extremely long days for parts of the summer, with daylight occurring 17-18 hours per day.
Copenhagen In Spring
Copenhagen weather in the spring is typically mild and quite pleasant, with temperatures averaging in the low-40s F (5.5C) in March, high-40s F (8.8C) in April, and 60F (15.5C) in May. Foggy mornings are rare for Copenhagen in the spring. Snow occurs occasionally in March, with an average of 33.02mm (1.3 in.), but rarely afterwards. Both March and April bring an average of 39mm (1.54 in.) of rainfall. May averages 42mm (1.65 in.) or rainfall. Copenhagen receives considerable sea breezes in late spring. March, April, and May have average wind speeds of 13mph, and the average relative humidity for the spring in Copenhagen is 71.5%. March brings only 110 hours of sunshine, but by May, the total is up to 217.
Copenhagen In Summer
Copenhagen weather in the summer is moderate as well, with sea breezes keeping the temperatures pleasant. The Gulf Stream keeps the temperature slightly warmer than in surrounding areas. Despite the very long days during the summer, the average temperatures in June and July are 19.2C (66F), and in August it is 20.3C (68.5F). June brings the most hours of sunlight at 218, while July has 202 and August has 193. It is quite common for rain to fall in the summer months, and mild storms are common as well. July and August receive the most rainfall per month, with averages of 66mm (2.58 in.). June receives about 52mm (2.05 in.) of rainfall on average. High-pressure systems bring long periods of sunny, warm days to Copenhagen, and these periods can last up to ten days at a time.
Copenhagen In Fall
Copenhagen weather in the fall continues to be moderate. Severe storms are uncommon, and the region continues to get light breezes from the sea. Copenhagen is surrounding waters are warmer a little later into the year than other parts of Europe, and the water temperatures are warmer than the air temperatures from late fall into mid-December. The high temperature averages 16.7C (62.1F) in September, 12.1C (53.8F) in October, and 7.1C (44.8F) in November. Rainfall is steady throughout the fall, with September bringing 60mm (2.36 in.), October averaging 56mm (2.2 in.), and November averaging 61mm (2.4 in.). September has more than twice November is number of sunshine hours at 133 and 50 respectively, and October sees 90 hours of sunshine.
Copenhagen In Winter
The Atlantic Low Pressure Centre significantly affects Copenhagen weather in the winter. If a high-pressure system is concentrated near the Swiss Alps, then the low-pressure centre from the southwest brings milder temperatures that are usually above freezing both night and day. If a high pressure system is situated in Denmark or areas northeast, then the warm Atlantic winds are blocked and polar winds affect Copenhagen, and the temperatures are at or just below freezing during the day, and as low as -12C (10F) at night.
Generally, the high temperatures average at 3.7C (38.7F) in December, 1.9C (35.4F) in January, and 2.0C (35.6F) in February, respectively. Snowfall does occur in Copenhagen during the winter, but does not remain on the ground for very long. It rains as frequently as it snows in Copenhagen during the winter months. The precipitation amounts average 56mm (2.2 in.) in December, 46mm (1.81 in.) in January, and February receives the lowest amounts at an average of 30mm (1.18 in.). Copenhagen weather in December sees only 42 hours of sunshine, and January sees only 45. By February, the number of sunshine hours per month increases to 67.