Denmark is surrounded by coastline and the Danes love swimming in the ocean. The best time to go swimming in the waters around Denmark is during the summer months of June to August, with average sea temperatures of between 17˚C (63˚F) and 22˚C (72˚F). In August, the average sea temperature can reach 25˚C (77˚F).
Winter bathing is also a growing sub-culture. Brave souls take the plunge in icy waters and then regain their normal body temperature in a nearby sauna!
Other Danish weather facts
Denmark has a prevailing western wind, and the west coast of Denmark receives more rainfall than the rest of the country. Denmark has an average rainfall of 61 cm (24 in) per year.
Denmark's daylight hours
Because Denmark is located in Northern Europe, the sun stays out for longer in the summer and shorter in the winter.