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Warm weather then thunderstorms predicted for Austria this week

Temperatures across Austria will drop by around ten degrees from Monday to Tuesday.

Warm weather then thunderstorms predicted for Austria this week
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Austria will see different sides of the weather spectrum this week, when temperatures over 30 give way to thunderstorms and rain in much of the country. 

Temperatures of up to 33 degrees are predicted for much of central Austria on Monday, with sunny weather and blue skies.

“The temperatures across the country are at the midsummer level with a maximum of 27 to 33 degrees, in some cases even 34 degrees,” Manfred Spatzierer, chief meteorologist at the Austrian severe weather centre, told Vienna Online. 

Things will take a turn on Tuesday however, when a cold front coming from the south will see thunderstorms and rain cover much of the country – along with a maximum of 25 degrees.

“In the east and south-east in particular, there is a risk of storms due to thunderstorms with heavy rain, hail and squalls,” warns Spatzierer.

Austrian weather authority Unwetterzentrale (UWZ) said the storms should be particularly intense in the Wiener Neustadt and Upper Styria regions, while Lower Austria and Upper Austria should also experience strong storms.

Harsh winds have been predicted along the Danube. 

From Wednesday and into Thursday the sun is expected to shine again, but temperatures will remain cool with a maximum of 24 degrees across the centre of the country, rising to 26 degrees in the south.

Wind and clouds will continue to drop away heading into the weekend, where the mercury is again expected to approach 30 degrees.

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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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