Austrian weather

Winter 2007

Early winter has hit us. The slopes have opened in November already. It is going to be an excellent winter season for winter sports afficionados. But in the city, too, the current weather has its benefits. Christmas markets are going to open and they profit from the wintery atmosphere! If you are planning to travel to Austria this winter, we would still recommend that you come prepared for very cold weather. The weather in Austria is particularly changeable and the wind, especially in Vienna can be bitterly cold!

Austria enjoys a moderate continental climate featuring four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn and winter. Summers are generally warm and pleasant with cool nights, Winters are sunny, with reliable and frequent snowfalls.

The weather is changeable throughout the year. However, summer rainfalls are usually heavy and of a short duration only. Winters are rather cold in the North-East and can be lightened up by the frequent and heavy foehn winds (a warm and dry wind) in some valleys of the Alps.

Alpine climate:

A considerable part of Austria is covered with mountains. High peaks alternate with frequent and deep-cut valleys.. due to this weather conditions are not easily predicted and depend strongly on altitude and location. Ask locals and always take adequate clothing when going for a hike.

Be aware that in autumn and spring, certain Alpine valleys are subject to a warm and dry wind called foehn. The Tyrolean capital Innsbruck is famous for its foehn winds which can prematurely trigger summer and cause inhabitants and tourists to walk around in T-shirts instead of coats. Foehn winds also keep foggy weather at bay.

Danube Valley and Vienna Basin

This part of Austria (Upper and Lower Austria) is rather dry and influenced by continental Europe's weather. Cold winds from Eastern Europe and Russia can lower winter temperatures considerably, whereas summer is generally hot and dry. A sunny autumn day can be spectacular with its coloured leaves. However, Upper and lower Austria can be rather foggy.

Styria and Carinthia

Austria's southern area is considerably warmer and sunnier than the rest of the country. It is generally influenced by the Mediterranean climate and therefore a successful vine growing region. Even though spring comes around earlier, winter is as cold and snowy as in the north of the country.. so bring your skiing equipment.

Weather in Innsbruck

Climate overview:
average temperature and number of rain days of Innsbruck, Austria
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
XI
XII
Average temperature daytime Innsbruck day
(° / F)
2.6
36.6
5.8
42.4
10,7
51.2
15
59
19.7
67.4
22.6
72.6
24.5
76.1
23.8
74.8
21
69.8
15.9
60.6
8
46.4
2.7
36.8
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck night
(° / F)
-4.8
23.3

-2.9
26.7

0.3
32.5
4
39.2
8
46.4
11.1
51.9
12.8
55
12.5
54.5
9.7
49.4
5.2
41.3
0.3
32.5
-4.1
24.6
rain days
12
11
13
14
15
18
18
17
12
10
12
12

Weather in Salzburg

Climate overview:
average temperature and number of rain days of Salzburg, Austria
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
XI
XII
Average temperature daytime Innsbruckday
(° / F)
2.3
36.1
5
41
9.5
49.1
14.1
57.3
18.1
66
21.8
71.2
23.8
74.8
23.2
73.7
20.1
68.1
15
59
8
46.4
3.1
37.5
Average temperature nighttime Innsbruck night
(° / F)
-5
23

-3.5
25.7

-0.1
31.8
3.7
38.6
7.7
45.8
11
51.7
12.8
55
12.8
55
9.9
49.7
5
41
0.3
32.5
-3.7
25.3
rain days
16
14
15
16
16
19
17
17
13
12
14
16

Weather in Vienna

Climate overview:
average temperature and number of rain days of Vienna, Austria
  I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX X XI XII
day
(°C / F)
1.8
35.2
4.4
39.9
9.6
49.2
15.3
59.5
20
68
23.1
73.5
25.2
77.3
24.7
76.4
20.5
68.9
14.4
57.9
7.7
49.5
3.4
38.1
night
(°C / F)
-3
26.6

-1.2
29.8

1.9
35.4
5.8
42.4
10.1
50.2
13.4
56.1
15
59
14.7
58.5
11.5
52.7
6.8
44.2
2.5
36.5
-1.1
30
rain days
14
12
13
12
13
14
13
12
10
9
14
15

Weather in Linz

Climate overview:
average temperature and number of rain days of Linz, Austria
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
IX
X
XI
XII
day
(°C / F)
1.1
33.9
3.9
39
9
48.2
14.5
58.2
19.6
67.2
22.4
72.3
24.2
75.5
23.5
74.3
19.7
67.4
14.1
57.3
6.7
44
2.4
36.3
night
(°C / F)
-3.6
25.5
-1.9
28.5
1.1
33.9
5.1
41.1
9.3
48.7
12.5
54.5
13.9
57
13.7
56.6
10.6
51
6.2
43.1
1.6
34.8
-2
28.4
rain days 14 12 13 14 14 15 14 13 11 10 14 15

Weather in Graz

Climate overview:
average temperature and number of rain days of Graz, Austria
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
XI
XII
day
(°C / F)
1.5
34.7
4.5
41.9
9.6
49.2
14.9
58.8
19.8
67.8
22.8
73
24.6
76.4
23.6
74.4
20
68
14.5
58.1
7.6
45.6
2.6
36.6
night
(°C / F)
-4.5
23.9

-2.5
27.5

0.5
32.9
4.9
40.8
9.2
18.5
12.6
54.6
14
57.2
13.8
56.8
10.7
51.2
5.8
42.4
1
33.8
-3
26.6
rain days
10
10
11
12
15
16
15
14
10
9
11
9

Weather in Klagenfurt

Climate overview:
average temperature and number of rain days of Klagenfurt, Austria
I
II
III
IV
V
VI
VII
VIII
IX
X
XI
XII
day
(°C / F)
-0.5
31.1
3.8
38.8
9.6
49.2
14.8
58.6
19.6
67.2
23
73.4
25
77
24.2
75.5
20.6
69
14.3
57.7
5.8
42.4
0.1
32.1
night
(°C / F)
-8.2
17.2

-5.7
18.1

-1.8
28.7
2.6
36.6
7.2
44.9
10.7
51.2
12.3
54.1
12
53.6
8.9
48
3.9
39
-1.1
30
-6.1
21
rain days
9
9
10
12
14
15
13
13
10
9
11
9

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