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Climate and Weather

Köppen climate tyypes of AustriaKöppen climate tyypes of AustriaPhoto: Adam Peterson CC 4.0 International no changes made

Above 1500 meters the high mountain climate prevails. Characteristic are the large temperature differences between day and night, summer and winter and north and south slopes. Due to the thin air, the temperature rises rapidly during the day.

At night, however, the temperature drops again very quickly. Above 1800 meters, the average temperature in summer does not exceed 10 °C. The snow line starts at 2800 meters. The difference between the north slope and the south slope can be tens of degrees. The hills and the low plains form the transition to a continental climate. The south tends more towards a Mediterranean climate with beautiful summers and relatively little rain. The west has a climate with a lot of rain. The average rainfall is 620 mm per year.

Especially in spring the foehn blows, a warm dry fall wind that mainly blows in the northern alpine valleys. The temperature can then rise between 10 and 15 °C in a few hours. As a result, the hair dryer often causes great avalanche danger, especially in winter.


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