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Copenhagen Climate & Temperature

  • Copenhagen, Denmark is at 55°40'N, 12°31'E, 9 m (30 ft). See map.
  • Copenhagen has a marine west coast climate that is mild with no dry season, warm summers. Heavy precipitation occurs during mild winters which are dominated by mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfb).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Copenhagen is situated in or near the cool temperate moist forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 8.6 degrees Celsius (47.5 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 18 °C (32.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is oceanic, subtype semicontinental.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 2.7°C (36.8°F) on average falling to -1.3°C (29.6°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 10.3°C (50.6°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 3.7°C (38.6°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 20.7°C (69.2°F) and average low temperatures are 13°C (55.4°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 12.3°C (54.2°F) during the day and lows of 7°C (44.6°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 600 mm (23.6 inches) which is equivalent to 600 Litres/m² (14.72 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 1603 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Copenhagen you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Taiaroa Head, New Zealand where you would find a Marine west coast climate.

Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 2 (36) 2 (36) 5 (41) 10 (50) 16 (61) 19 (66) 22 (72) 21 (70) 18 (64) 12 (54) 7 (45) 4 (39) 12 (53)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 0 (32) 0 (32) 2 (36) 7 (45) 12 (54) 16 (61) 18 (64) 17 (63) 14 (57) 9 (48) 5 (41) 3 (37) 9 (47)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) -2 (28) -3 (27) -1 (30) 4 (39) 8 (46) 11 (52) 14 (57) 14 (57) 11 (52) 7 (45) 3 (37) 1 (34) 6 (42)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 49 (2) 39 (2) 32 (1) 38 (1) 40 (2) 47 (2) 71 (3) 66 (3) 62 (2) 59 (2) 48 (2) 49 (2) 600 (24)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 17 (55%) 13 (46%) 12 (39%) 13 (43%) 11 (35%) 13 (43%) 14 (45%) 14 (45%) 15 (50%) 16 (52%) 16 (53%) 17 (55%)   171 (47%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 01:09 01:56 03:48 05:22 07:54 08:10 07:42 06:40 05:14 02:48 01:08 00:36   04:23
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 7h 44' 9h 33' 11h 47' 14h 10' 16h 16' 17h 26' 16h 54' 15h 02' 12h 43' 10h 20' 8h 15' 7h 08'   12h 00'
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 16 (84) 21 (79) 33 (67) 39 (61) 49 (51) 48 (52) 46 (54) 45 (55) 42 (58) 28 (72) 14 (86) 9 (91)   37 (63)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 14.5 23.8 34.6 46.2 54.5 57.8 54.7 46.4 35 23.5 14.4 11   34.7

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