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Weather, Climate & Holidays

Weather & Climate

For the most part, Austria’s landmass lies in the cool/temperate climate zone and sees western winds bring in humid conditions. However, the alpine climate is incredibly prominent in the three quarters of the country covered in the Alps. Meanwhile, the eastern reaches of the country along the Danube Valley and across the Pannonian Plain see more continental weather features and less rain than the alps.

Austria is typically hottest in mid-August and temperatures may reach as high as 40.5 degrees Centigrade (105 degrees Fahrenheit). Conversely, temperatures may drop considerably low in the winter, dropping down to -10 degrees Centigrade (0 degrees Fahrenheit).