Similar to last year, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day will be extremely mild, according to forecasts. Highs are expected to range between ten and 18 degrees. “Only in case of persistent fog can it remain cooler, with highs around six degrees,” Sabrina Marth of the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said on Wednesday. This puts the maximum values in the range of the records, both of which date from the previous year.
According to the report, the highest temperature on New Year’s Eve day was 18.3 degrees in Berndorf in Lower Austria on December 31, 2021. A new New Year’s Day record was set the next day, at 18.8 degrees on January 1, 2022, in Köflach in Styria.
On Saturday (December 31), it will be pretty sunny across most of Austria, with a few denser clouds in between. Brutal high fog is possible, especially in Lower Carinthia. New Year’s Eve will pass without rain and snowfall and will not be too cold. Most of Austria’s temperatures will be between five and ten degrees at midnight. It is most likely to be slightly frosty in wind-protected, cloudless Alpine valleys. After minus three and about plus ten degrees, afternoon temperatures then rise to mostly five to 18 degrees.
On New Year’s Day on Sunday, fog patches will be more frequent in the lowlands than on the previous day and may persist in places in the south and east until the afternoon. In most of Austria, it will be pretty sunny again. According to the current forecast of the ZAMG on Wednesday morning, the early temperatures range from minus three to over ten degrees, and the daily highs depending on fog or the sun, will then be around four to 17 degrees.
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