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Chilly weather on the way

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Chilly weather on the way
Photo: Paul Gillingwater
13:09 CET+01:00
It's the middle of November, and Austria's weather remains unseasonably mild, with blue skies and sunshine--but storms and cold weather are on the way.
By the middle of the week, there is expected to be a significant temperature drop and a strong storm with winds of up to 100 km/h.
UBIMET meteorologist Martin Schreiter explained that "high pressure areas were retreating back to South-West Europe, leading during the course of the week to low pressure zones moving in storms from the Atlantic."
The Local notes that winter is on the way, but won't officially arrive until December 21st, so we still have five weeks of Autumn remaining.
In particular, Wednesday is expected to see storms, with the region between Innviertel and the eastern lowlands being pummeled by squalls from 70 to 100 km/h.  Forecasters are warning to secure anything which shouldn't be blown away.
By Thursday, the calm should return, but by Friday cold weather will follow, with a massive drop in temperatures.  Snow is definitely expected at higher elevations, bringing cheer to skiers as the opening of the ski season will proceed as planned as November brings its usual chill.

Winter can also bring a lot of fun!  Photo: Paul Gillingwater
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