Tuesday, which is a national holiday in Austria, will be sunny and crisp but meteorologists say Wednesday will see colder weather moving across the country.
Thick cloud and rain showers are forecast north of the Alps on Wednesday morning and the snow line will drop to 900 metres by the evening.
Temperatures will drop further on Thursday – with highs of just 11C – and the snow line will fall to 800 metres. Snow showers are possible in Upper Styria throughout the day. Vienna will stay dry but there will be a cold wind, with temperatures between 6 and 11C.
Meanwhile, Vorarlberg's traditional schnapps and ‘Most’ cider producers say this year’s cold Spring weather has had a devastating effect on the apricot and Williams pear harvest and will mean production is considerably down for many local businesses.
Austrian schnapps is made using the best quality peak-of-season fruit, and so many producers are having to buy in fruit this year from South Tyrol or France.