Cold front to move across Austria after All Saints’ Day

After some pleasant mild and sunny autumn weather Austria can expect to experience a cold front, with rain and snow forecast after All Saints' Day on November 1st.

Cold front to move across Austria after All Saints' Day
Take advantage of the sunshine whilst you can... Photo: Harry Pammer/Flickr

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.

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Heatwave in Austria: Temperatures to top 36C from Monday

Extreme heat and thunderstorms are expected in Austria on Monday evening with temperatures set to remain high throughout the week.

Heatwave in Austria: Temperatures to top 36C from Monday

The week starts hot and rainy in Austria, with the heatwave forecast to see temperatures hit 35C in parts of the country on Monday, according to Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG).

There is also a high risk of thunderstorms, especially on Monday afternoon and Friday.

High air pressure and subtropical hot air masses provide plenty of sunshine and summer temperatures on Monday. The sun will shine in a cloudless sky in most of the country, but some clouds might form over the Alps during the day. Thunderstorms are expected by the evening, especially in Tyrol, Vorarlberg, and Salzburg.

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In the morning, temperatures will already hit 25C in the West, and Vienna will have a maximum of 35C.

On Tuesday, unstable air masses from southwestern Europe reach Austria, ZAMG alerts. They should bring clouds, rain showers, and thunderstorms, especially on the southern side of the Alps.

Mornings will be between 15C to 23C, with temperatures reaching 33C during the day.

In the middle of the week, ZAMG says there will likely be rain showers and thunderstorms in Austria. Therefore, there is an alert for extreme weather as the storms can get heavy. The early temperatures are between 15C and 23C, but the daily maximum varies greatly, with 23C expected in the west and about 36C in the east of Austria.

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While Thursday should be sunny with midsummer weather, and no thunderstorms in most of the country, Friday brings a “striking disturbance zone”, ZAMG says.

According to the institute, it is not possible to estimate how far the zone will progress eastwards. Still, the unstable weather will mean showers, thunderstorms, and declining temperatures, especially for Vorarlberg to Upper Austria.

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The daily maximum temperatures also vary regionally, with 22C in the west but 35C in the east.