Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tip 4 for visiting/living in Denmark - prepare to get wet!

After a month of non-stop rain and therefore, a lot of time to research on the internet, I was not surprised to learn that Copenhagen is Europe's most rainy city! It rains in Copenhagen an average of 251 days a year. Coupled to that, the average maximum temperature in summer is only 20 degrees Celsius. Needless to say, you definitely do not come here for the weather.

The Danes do deserve some credit, though: they remain ever optimistic that tomorrow's weather will be better than today's. After nine months living in Copenhagen, I'm far less optimistic. It's wet here. It's windy. And it's cold.

But, there are a few warm, sunny days. They're rare, but they're so good when you get them and I can tell you 20 degrees Celsius actually feels hot. On these days, Copenhagen becomes an even more beautiful and vibrant place. It's an amazing place to be - and the Danes make the most of it.

So my advice to all those coming to Copenhagen is to pack your wet weather gear and pray for sunshine.

So hot right now...
This is what I have to wear when I ride in the rain - I never thought a poncho would be a staple in my wardrobe but never say never! This is when I really miss my car.

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