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Austria experiencing coldest January in 11 years

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Austria experiencing coldest January in 11 years
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15:14 CET+01:00
Austria is currently experiencing its coldest January in 11 years, according to meteorologists, with temperatures as low as -20C in parts of the country this week.

Many people will have noticed the bitterly cold conditions on their way to work this morning. According to the Central Institute of Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), the lowest temperature, -17C, was measured in Styria - making it colder even than Canada!

The next few days will do little to warm the spirits, with ZAMG predicting early morning temperatures of -19C and daytime temperatures of just 0C. The coldest temperatures this month were recorded in East Tyrol, Lungau and Upper Carinthia. The average temperature so far this month was just -5.8C.

The outlook for the weekend remains frosty, with morning temperatures of around -15C in the countryside - a perfect excuse for a long lie-in. And if you do venture outside for any amount of time don't forget to wrap up warm with a hat, gloves, scarf, and warm boots.

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