Chilly weather to hit areas of Austria

A cold weather front is set to sweep Austria in the coming days with heavy rainfall expected in the mountainous western region and storms in the south.

Chilly weather to hit areas of Austria
Recent hailstones in Austria. Photo: FF Ludersdorf

Weather experts at UBIMET say western Austria may feel winter-like conditions with some mountain areas seeing as much as 60 liters per square metre of rainfall.

Temperatures will also drop from Vorarlberg to Salzkammergut from Friday evening, ranging from 14 to 22 degrees Celsius. “Hikers and holidaymakers in the high mountain regions should be prepared for deep winter-like conditions,” said meteorologist Josef Lukas.

South-eastern Austria will initially feel warmer – around 30 degrees – but the temperature will gradually drop following rain showers and storms.

“From Carinthia over southern Styria and into south Burgenland, there will be strong storms,” said Lukas.

In the areas north of the Danube, including eastern Flachland, will see the least amount of rain although a stormy westerly wind will keep it feeling fresh, according to UBIMET.

The cool temperatures will not hang around for too long, however, with the weather calming on Saturday. By Sunday it will be warm enough to swim again with some places seeing temperatures as high as 29 degrees.


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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.

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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.

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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.