Snow covered much of Denmark. In some places it fell the most in five years. The situation was so difficult that public transport in Aarhus was suspended.
Snow has been falling heavily in Denmark since the beginning of the week. The road situation was particularly difficult on Thursday. There were long traffic jams on the roads since the morning in various regions of the country. Trucks had big problems getting up hills. There were at least a few accidents in Central Jutland.
In Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, all bus services were canceled. People using public transport also had to take into account difficulties in the city of Aalborg in the north of the country and its surroundings.
The heaviest snowfall…
The southern part of the island of Zealand and the nearby islands of Falster and Møn in the southeast of the country received the most snow in five years, local media reported. On Thursday morning, there was 21 centimeters of snow on the island of Møn and 18 cm in Falster. There has been more rainfall.
The highest snow cover was measured in Nørre Lyngby on the island of Vendsyssel in the north of the country. 25 cm fell there.
…and the coldest in years
It’s not just snow that bothers the Danes. The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) reported that Tuesday was the coldest November day across the country in 13 years. The average temperature was -4.6 degrees Celsius.
Thermometers showed negative values in many areas throughout the day, which, as indicated, is very rare at this time of year. In some places, the last time this happened was in 1965.
The lowest temperature in recent days was recorded on Wednesday evening at the airport in the city of Roskilde southwest of Copenhagen. It was -15 degrees Celsius, which is the lowest temperature recorded in Denmark in November or so early in the winter season for 30 years, DMI said. In 1993, on the night of November 25, -16.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in the commune of Vamdrup in the south of the Jutland Peninsula.
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