2023 marks Denmark’s wettest year on record

2023 marks Denmark's wettest year on record since 1874

Denmark has officially experienced its wettest calendar year since record-keeping began in 1874.

As of the morning of December 20, 2023, the country has received 906.6 mm (35.69 inches) of rainfall since January 1, and more rain is forecasted.

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) stated that with 11 days remaining in the year, 2023 has already set a new record for annual rainfall, exceeding the 905.3 mm (35.6 inches) record set in 2019

This record-breaking figure is particularly notable considering the long dry period Denmark faced in the early summer, with no rain for 22 consecutive days.

Despite this dry spell, the cumulative rainfall for the year has exceeded historical records, marking 2023 as a year of extreme weather contrasts in Denmark.

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