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32 degrees: Warm weather to return across Austria

After stormy and wet weather, temperatures of between 25 and 30 degrees are set to return across Austria in the coming days.

32 degrees: Warm weather to return across Austria
Two women walk in central Vienna during a heatwave. Photo: ALEXANDER KLEIN / AFP

The sun is set to shine all across Austria on Tuesday and Wednesday, with sunny weather predicted for each of the nine Austrian states. 

The only inclement weather predicted in Austria are some potential evening storms in Styria and Lower Austria. 

The mercury will continue to climb this week, reaching up to 32 degrees in some parts of the country on Thursday and Friday this week. 

Despite the regular storms which have given the impression that summer hasn’t arrived, data shows that the summer has been 1.5 to 2 degrees above the average temperature from 1991 to 2020. 

More hot days – I.e. days with a maximum of at least 30 degrees – have been reported in the Austrian cities of Graz, Klagenfurt and Bregenz than are usually seen. 

The summer of 2021 has already produced extreme weather across much of the country. 

In addition to the hot days, severe thunderstorms have caused flooding across much of the country. 

In Vienna, the New Danube was opened in July to release pressure on the river and minimise the risk of flooding. 

READ MORE: How the New Danube protects Vienna from catastrophic floods

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30C: Austria set for first heatwave of the year

Early summer weather reaches the Alpine country in the coming days, with temperatures as high as 30C in the coming days.

30C: Austria set for first heatwave of the year

Austria is set to experience its first heatwave of the year, with temperatures rising to 30C (86F) in several states, according to forecasts from Austria’s Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG).

Already this Wednesday, the Western state of Tyrol will see high temperatures ranging from 25C to 30C. The state residents can also expect a lot of sunshine throughout the day.

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This Thursday, Styria will be affected by the high temperatures, getting the warmest day of the year so far. In the southeast, it will be up to 30C, and in Upper Styria, 24C to 29C. In all other states, including Vienna, temperatures can get as high as 29C.

With rain expected to fall over the entire country on Friday, temperatures will drop again.

The beginning of the weekend should see a maximum of 26C in East Tyrol. Also on Saturday, as thunderstorms affect mainly the West of Austria.

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On Sunday, though, the sun is expected to shine again in most of the country. Maximum temperatures should be between 25C and 28C, according to ZAMG.

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