Copenhagen - Post Report Question and Answers

What is the overall climate: is it extremely hot or cold, wet or dry, at any time of year, for example?

It tends to be moderately cold with plenty of rain in the winter and strong winds all year. The summers are mild. - Feb 2022

Winters are dark, cold and long. The sun barely comes up and when there is light, it's covered by clouds. There is about 6-9 weeks in the summer where you can't believe you live in such a nice place but it is short-lived when you go back to dark, cold, and grey. - Jun 2021

Winter is dark, cold and long, and the sun barely is seen during a few hours each day. Summer is typically sunny and warm with highs around 76 degrees. There are some rainy days, but after winter you'll take it! The sun will be out until 11 p.m., which makes it hard to sleep during the work week. But on weekends it's the best! - Jul 2016

This is the Achilles heel of Denmark - the weather. Winter is long and dark and summer is short but very light. You have to take advantage of both nice days of weather each year. - May 2014

Dark and wet for 8 months a year, very bright and slightly less wet in the summer. Summer can be absolutely wonderful, but the darkness in the winter can be a challenge. - Feb 2014

Winters are dark and cold. The temp in the morning when you go out is the same all day in the winter, as there is not much sunlight. Since it is on an island it can be breezy/windy most days with rain, which can make it biting at times. Summers have gloriously sunny days, but the temps stay in the 70's most of mid-day. As they say there is no bad weather, just bad attire :-) Be prepared for rain and cold in the winter and carry a sweater for the shade in the summer. - Aug 2011

Moderate in the summers - mostly 70's though it got into the low 80's while I was there, and that was considered hot. Cool in the 50's-60's during the short Spring. Fall & Winter is cold and dark (lows around 15 - 20 degrees F). Snow patterns variable by year. One year we got a couple inches, the next we got half a foot in one storm and then ice & snow storms daily for 2-3 weeks. We got snow all the way into April. - Jul 2011

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