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Usual weather in Austria

Do you need to know, when is the best time to go to Austria? Then you should take a look here, what weather you can expect there during the year.

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What weather to expect in Austria

The climate of Austria is temperate, continental, with cold winters with quite frequent rain and some snow even in lowlands, and snow in mountains. You can expect moderate summer with occasional showers.

When speaking about the usual weather in this state, the information is relevant for example for these popular places: Alpbach, Attnang Puchheim, Bad Aussee, Bad Gastein, Baden, Bregenz, Bruck an der Mur, Burgenland, Carinthia, Dachstein, Dornbirn, Dürnstein, Ebensee, Eisenstadt, Ellmau, Emmersdorf, Feldkirch, Fieberbrunn, Flachau, Freistadt, Friesach, Fucking, Graz, Gröbming, Güssing, Hall in Tirol, Hallstatt, Hartberg, Heiligenblut, Hintertux, Hohe Tauern National Park, Innsbruck, Ischgl, Kals, Kaprun, Kaunertal, Klagenfurt, Kleinarl, Kleinwalsertal, Klosterneuburg, Krems, Krimml, Kufstein, Lech and Zürs am Arlberg, Leoben, Lienz, Liezen, Linz, Lower Austria, Mayrhofen, Melk, Mödling, Nassfeld, Neusiedl Lake, Neusiedl am See, Oberndorf bei Salzburg and Laufen, Perchtoldsdorf, Pinswang, Pörtschach, Retzer Land, Reutte, Rust, Salzburg, Salzkammergut, Sankt Michael, Schladming, Schwaz, Semmering, Serfaus, SkiWelt, Spittal an der Drau, Spitz, St. Anton, St. Johann im Pongau, St. Johann in Tirol, St. Pölten, Stainz, Steinfeld, Steyr, Stubaier Gletscher, Styria, Thermenland, Traun, Tulln, Tyrol, Upper Austria, Velden, Vienna, Villach, Vils in Tirol, Vorarlberg, Vöcklabruck, Wachau, Wagrain, Warth and Schröcken, Weißenkirchen in der Wachau, Wels, Wiener Neustadt, Wörthersee, Zell am See.

Let's look now what weather you can expect in the area around the capital and in many other cities. The warmest month here is July, the average maximum temperature is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is 15.4 ℃ (59.72 ℉). The coldest month here is January, the average maximum temperature is 3 ℃ (37.4 ℉). The average minimum temperature in this month is -1.8 ℃ (28.76 ℉). The most rainy month here is June, the average number of rainy days is 9.3. The least rainy month here is October, the average number of rainy days is 6.1.

When travelling to some places in Austria, always consider the altitude of the the place as well. The highest point here is Grossglockner (3798 m) and the lowest point is Neusiedler See (115 m). So there are huge differences in altitudes in this country and the weather is very different in them therefore. Keep in mind, that the temperature usually decreases by 1.2 - 1.9 ℃ (2.2 - 3.5 ℉) per 200 m (656 ft), depending on the other conditions. (And we should add, that in the very special condition named thermal inversion even the temperature may be higher in higher altitudes.)

Please, keep in mind, that this is not a weather forecast, but the information about the usual weather (average). This should help you to decide, when is the best time to go to Austria. Read more details about the typical weather there in all individual months below:

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


January

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in January is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in January is 3 ℃ (37.4 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -1.8 ℃ (28.76 ℉). At the beginning of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.55 ℃ (38.39 ℉). At the end of January you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 4.15 ℃ (39.47 ℉). The average number of rainy days in January is 7.1. The average rainfall is 36.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:24 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:47 and at the end of the month 9:24.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

February

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in February is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in February is 5.3 ℃ (41.54 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -0.7 ℃ (30.74 ℉). At the beginning of February you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 4.15 ℃ (39.47 ℉). At the end of February you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 8 ℃ (46.4 ℉). The average number of rainy days in February is 7.5. The average rainfall is 39.9 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 9:24 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 10:11 and at the end of the month 11:02.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

March

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in March is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in March is 10.7 ℃ (51.26 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 2.7 ℃ (36.86 ℉). At the beginning of March you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 8 ℃ (46.4 ℉). At the end of March you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). The average number of rainy days in March is 8.4. The average rainfall is 45.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:02 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:55 and at the end of the month 12:48.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

April

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in April is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in April is 15.3 ℃ (59.54 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 5.9 ℃ (42.62 ℉). At the beginning of April you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 13 ℃ (55.4 ℉). At the end of April you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.25 ℃ (64.85 ℉). The average number of rainy days in April is 7.4. The average rainfall is 52.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 12:48 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 13:40 and at the end of the month 14:28.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

May

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in May is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in May is 21.2 ℃ (70.16 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 10.8 ℃ (51.44 ℉). At the beginning of May you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 18.25 ℃ (64.85 ℉). At the end of May you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.2 ℃ (71.96 ℉). The average number of rainy days in May is 8.3. The average rainfall is 60.4 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 14:28 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:12 and at the end of the month 15:45.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

June

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in June is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in June is 23.2 ℃ (73.76 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 13.5 ℃ (56.3 ℉). At the beginning of June you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.2 ℃ (71.96 ℉). At the end of June you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.75 ℃ (76.55 ℉). The average number of rainy days in June is 9.3. The average rainfall is 71.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:45 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 16:03 and at the end of the month 16:02.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

July

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in July is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in July is 26.3 ℃ (79.34 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.4 ℃ (59.72 ℉). At the beginning of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 24.75 ℃ (76.55 ℉). At the end of July you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.7 ℃ (78.26 ℉). The average number of rainy days in July is 8.9. The average rainfall is 69.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 16:02 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 15:43 and at the end of the month 15:09.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

August

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in August is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in August is 25.1 ℃ (77.18 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 15.4 ℃ (59.72 ℉). At the beginning of August you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 25.7 ℃ (78.26 ℉). At the end of August you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.65 ℃ (72.77 ℉). The average number of rainy days in August is 8.2. The average rainfall is 59.2 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 15:09 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 14:26 and at the end of the month 13:38.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

September

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in September is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in September is 20.2 ℃ (68.36 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 12 ℃ (53.6 ℉). At the beginning of September you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 22.65 ℃ (72.77 ℉). At the end of September you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.25 ℃ (63.05 ℉). The average number of rainy days in September is 6.9. The average rainfall is 53.6 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 13:38 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 12:47 and at the end of the month 11:54.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

October

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in October is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in October is 14.3 ℃ (57.74 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 7.1 ℃ (44.78 ℉). At the beginning of October you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 17.25 ℃ (63.05 ℉). At the end of October you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11 ℃ (51.8 ℉). The average number of rainy days in October is 6.1. The average rainfall is 39.7 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 11:54 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 11:02 and at the end of the month 10:12.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

November

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in November is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in November is 7.7 ℃ (45.86 ℉). The average lowest temperature is 2.6 ℃ (36.68 ℉). At the beginning of November you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 11 ℃ (51.8 ℉). At the end of November you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 5.9 ℃ (42.62 ℉). The average number of rainy days in November is 8.4. The average rainfall is 49 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 10:12 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 9:25 and at the end of the month 8:48.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

December

Typical (usual) weather in Austria in December is this: The average highest temperature in Austria in December is 4.1 ℃ (39.38 ℉). The average lowest temperature is -0.3 ℃ (31.46 ℉). At the beginning of December you can expect higher temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 5.9 ℃ (42.62 ℉). At the end of December you can expect lower temperatures, the average highest temperature is around 3.55 ℃ (38.39 ℉). The average number of rainy days in December is 8.4. The average rainfall is 44.8 mm (look here, what this number means). When planning your travel, please, keep in mind, that actual weather may differ from these average values. The length of the day at the beginning of this month is approximately 8:48 (hours and minutes), in the middle of the month 8:24 and at the end of the month 8:20.These numbers above are valid primarily for the capital and the area around it. It is important to say, that the weather may differ significantly in different altitudes, especially in mountains.

Below are average values, so you can consider them typical weather in Austria in these places. The sign '-' means we don't have enough data for this item.

Viennatemperature: - highest temperature: 4.1 ℃ (39.38 ℉)lowest temperature: -0.3 ℃ (31.46 ℉)rainfall: 44.8mmrainy days: 8.4
Klagenfurttemperature: - highest temperature: 1 ℃ (33.8 ℉)lowest temperature: -5 ℃ (23 ℉)rainfall: 49.9mmrainy days: 5.3
Innsbrucktemperature: - highest temperature: 3.8 ℃ (38.84 ℉)lowest temperature: -4.1 ℃ (24.62 ℉)rainfall: 52mmrainy days: 8.4




When you read about the number of mm of rainfall, you should know this: Light rain is when the precipitation rate is less than 2.5 mm (0.1 in) per hour. For moderate rain this number is between 2.5 mm and 10 mm (0.4 in), for heavy rain it is 10 mm - 50 mm (2.0 in). Violent rain has this number higher than 50 mm per hour.


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