Summer’s last dance? Weather to reach 30 degrees across much of Austria

After the the coolest and cloudiest August in seven years, this week will see summer weather across the country.

Summer's last dance? Weather to reach 30 degrees across much of Austria
Sun over the Austrian region of Greim. Photo by Thomas Galler on Unsplash

The beautiful weather over the weekend is set to stay for the next week.

Temperatures between 20 and 30 degrees are expected along with dry, sunny weather. 

On Monday, the weather is set to start in the early 20s, before gradually rising day by day until the mercury will nudge 30 later in the week. 

Warm weather is expected both in Austria’s major cities and towns, along with higher up in alpine areas. 

Swimming pools will be open until mid September so that people can enjoy the last days of 2021 summer. 

The warm weather is due to a high-pressure system named Hermelinde, which has parked itself across much of the country. 

Coolest winter in seven years

The warmth comes following the coolest and cloudiest August in seven years, Austria’s Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said. 

There was 15 percent more rain than in average years in August, adding to the heavy rains which were felt across much of the country in July. 

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August’s average temperature was 1.3 degrees lower than the 30 year average. 

While the weather was slightly cooler than averages across the past three decades, ZAMG noted that it was the same as the averages from 1960 to 1980, where temperatures were cooler. 

Both June and July were hotter and more humid than the average, ZAMG said. 

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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.