The Austrian weather service UBIMET has reported that temperatures sank to -22.4 degrees Celsius in Klausen-Leopoldsdorf in Lower Austria, representing the coldest conditions so far to affect eastern Austria. A warm front will follow the recent freeze, bringing with it a blanket of snow, rainshowers and possible black ice.
Head meteorologist for UBIMET, Manfred Spatzierer stated, “During the night and going into Thursday, a warm-front will pass through and with a strong, refreshing western wind will deliver snowfall, rain and milder air.”
As far as western regions of Austria, temperatures fell to 10 below in Salzburg. Heavy amounts of snow is predicted with considerable accumulation. This will taper off into rain starting tomorrow.
The coming warm front will sadly be short-lived, as another cold shock will be gracing the country through the alps starting on Friday. The cold will settle down upon the entire country by mid-day and could result in a Genoa Low, a type of cyclone that will bring more snow to eastern Tyrol, Carinthia and south-western parts of Styria.