Precipitation and sun in Denmark
Average annual precipitation over land (normal 1961-90) is 712 mm but varies significantly from year to year and from place to place.
The most rainy part of Denmark is central Jutland, which gets over 900 mm of rainfall a year. With approx. 500 mm, Kattegat and the island Bornholm get the least amount of total annual precipitation.
The lowest annual precipitation for the whole country was 464 mm in 1947. The highest was 905 mm in 1999.
Since 1990, the average annual precipitation in Denmark has been approx. 745 mm and has increased by approx. 100 mm since systematic measurements were introduced in 1874.
Average annual hours of bright sunshine is 1,495 for the entire country, but varies greatly from year to year. In the Kattegat region and on the island Bornholm, sun usually shines between 1,600 and 1,650 hours annually. In central Jutland, approx. 1,350 hours annually.
Nationwide, 1947 was the year with the highest number of hours (1,878). 1987 was the year with the least hours of bright sunlight (1,287).
Since 1980, the number of hours of bright sunshine has been increasing.