Weather in Denmark is fairly unpredictable as the peninsula
and islands that make up the country are located in the cross section of the Baltic
Sea and North Sea. At times waters from the north cool the country, while at other
times the Atlantic Ocean gulf stream warms the region.
Winters tend to sit right around the freezing point (32° F (0° C)), but the peninsula's
interior generally is a little cooler. Winter days in Copenhagen generally reach
about 36° F (2° C), while nights tend to dip to or below freezing. Summers remain
somewhat cool due to the surrounding seas as summer high temperatures jump to about
70° F (21° C), although nights can get much cooler. The fall (autumn) and spring
are generally moderate, but less predictable as rain can come any time of year,
most commonly during these transition seasons.
Although elk, deer, boars, and bears once found residence in Denmark,
some of these, and many other large mammals are now extinct in the country. Today
the most common mammals include rodents along with rabbits and hedgehogs. Like many
other Scandinavian countries, Denmark's waters are filled with life, including
herring and cod.
Hundreds of birds migrate to Denmark in the summer, including
many water fowls, such as the stork.