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Climate and weather of Austria



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Climate

 
Austria has a temperate continental climate with four seasons.

Temperatures range between 1° in January and 24° in July (they are lower in the mountains located in the center and in the west). Rainfall is higher in the mountains (1 500 mm per year) than in the plain (600 to 800 mm per year).

Winter (December to February)
Temperatures are low (2°) or very low (-15°) when cold winds blow. Snowfalls are abundant in the mountains. Sunshine is low (two to three hours a day).

Spring (March to May)
Temperatures rise progresively (9° in March, 13° in April, 18° in May) and rainfall is moderate.

Summer (June to August)
Temperatures range between 22 and 25° (they sometimes reach 30°) and rainfall (short and intense thunderstorms) is high. The sun shines nine to ten hours a day.

Autumn (September to November)
Temperatures steadily drop (19° in September, 13° in October, 7° in November) and rainfall is moderate.

 When to go to Austria (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Austria is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Vienna (Capital of Austria)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
10°
14°
20°
23°
min
-1°
-1°
10°
13°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
26°
26°
21°
14°
min
16°
16°
12°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
40
40
40
50
60
70
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
60
60
40
40
50
40

Salzburg

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
13°
18°
21°
min
-4°
-3°
10°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
24°
23°
21°
14°
min
13°
13°
11°
-2°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
60
60
60
90
120
150
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
160
150
90
60
70
60

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Austria are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Austria weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Austria, a country located in Western Europe, is bordered by Slovakia and Hungary to the east, by Slovenia and Italy to the south, by Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the west, by Germany to the northwest and by the Czech Republic to the northeast.

Capital: Vienna
Area: 84 000 kmē
Population: 8 000 000 inhabitants
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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