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Flood warnings across Austria

Flood warnings have been issued for Lower Austria, Upper Austria and Styria.

Flood warnings across Austria
Firemen in Burgenland. Photo: APA

Relentless heavy rain in Lower Austria has led to flooding, particularly in the south of the province. The Triesting, Pielach and Traisen rivers have already burst their banks. 

The small town of Frankenfels, in Lower Austria, has been cut off by flooding. The local fire department has deployed 40 men to deal with the floods, and three schools have been shut.

Some 2,100 firemen have been dispatched to the districts of Lilienfeld, St. Pölten, Neunkirchen, Wiener Neustadt and Scheibbs. 

In some places it has rained more than 100 litres per square meter, flooding cellars. 

However, so far rain levels have not been high enough to flood the Danube. 

The district of Amstetten has been hit by floods and landslides, and some roads have been blocked. 

Burgenland has also had to call on around 40 fire brigades, mainly to pump water from flooded cellars. 

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Forecast: Austria faces sunny weekend but temperatures to drop next week

Despite recent sunny weather, people in Austria will have to brace for wintery temperatures in the coming days.

Forecast: Austria faces sunny weekend but temperatures to drop next week

On Friday, people in Austria woke up to a foggy day that quickly turned into an unexpectedly sunny day with mild temperatures. Still, the country’s weather is about to change, Austria’s meteorologic institute ZAMG said.

Saturday should still have some periods of sunshine, especially in the eastern half of the country – perfect for those who will take part in the Viennese Wine Hiking Day (Wiener Weinwandertag), as temperatures should stay around 15C to 18C during the day.

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In Vorarlberg and Tyrol, however, it may already start to rain, especially south and along the main ridge of the Alps.

Early temperatures in Austria are expected to be between one and eleven degrees, with lower values in the north and daytime highs of 15C to 21C.

Screenshot from ZAMG

On Sunday, dense clouds will dominate and rain is expected in many places. However, a few sunny spells are quite possible in between, most likely in the north and east of the country.

Mostly weak to moderate winds from south to west. Early temperatures will be between six and twelve degrees and daytime highs between 13 and 18 degrees.

READ ALSO: What’s on: Five things to do in Vienna this weekend

On Monday, sun and partly dense clouds will alternate. In the course of the day, there may be rain showers, especially in the mountains, where the clouds are often thicker.

Early temperatures will be between six and twelve degrees, with daily highs between 13C and 19C.

READ ALSO: Top tips to protect yourself from storms in Austria

Stormy weather from Tuesday

On Tuesday, the unsettled weather will continue. Although there may be sunny spells sometimes, clouds will predominate.

Rain showers are expected in all parts of the country, and it could rain for longer periods in some areas.

Early temperatures are between six and twelve degrees, and daily highs are between eleven and 17 degrees.

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