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25°C: Temperatures on the rise in Austria ahead of Easter weekend

After a brief winter stint with snow and rain, the alpine country could see temperatures of up to 25 degrees (77 °F)

25°C: Temperatures on the rise in Austria ahead of Easter weekend
Spring-like weather is forecast for Austria this weekend. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR / AFP)

April, April, der macht was er will‘ (April, April, it does what it wants to) is a common saying Austrians (Germans and Swiss) say to explain the crazy weather of the month.

The first week of April certainly lived up to its fame of fickle weather. Still, Austrians can look forward to sunny days and even warm temperatures once again, according to the country’s weather institute, ZAMG.

This Monday, most of the country will have a sunny day and a clear night, with weak winds. Tuesday will also be a sunny day with moderate wind – temperatures will reach up to 23 degrees (73.4 °F), especially in Vorarlberg and Tyrol.

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On Wednesday, parts of Austria could see temperatures rising to up to 25 degrees, with the West seeing the highest temperatures again.

Maundy Thursday will also be a sunny day, with few clouds overall and some rain in parts of Austria. The temperatures could reach up to 24 degrees (75.2 °F), and the warmest regions will be the southeast and south.

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Good Friday should be a bit more unstable, ZAMG alerts, with clouds and rain showers in most of the country. However, the sun should come out throughout the day too. Afternoon temperatures should stay between 14 (57.2 °F) to 22 degrees (71.6 °F).

Cold start of the spring

As spring started in mid-March, Austria experienced an unusually dry and cold start of the spring, a change from the several weeks of clear skies before.

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Temperatures reached 10 degrees (50 °F) in March and early April, and there was even snow in some areas.

Though it might seem unusual to see snow in April, it goes with the month’s famously unsteady weather: April does what it wants and has no idea what it wants.

The weekend in the capital Vienna was also an example of the “crazy” April weather: sun and rain interspersed during the day.

Useful vocabulary

Frühling – spring
Gewitter – thunderstorm
Regenbogen – rainbow
Schneefall – snowfall
Unwetter – storm
Wetterwechsel – weather change

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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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