On Sunday, GeoSphere Austria experts forecast a short-term return of winter.
On Tuesday, early temperatures of minus six degrees are possible. On Monday, clouds will accumulate on the northern side of the Alps. It will initially rain or snow here, partly persistently and heavily, but also away from the congested areas; a few showers will pass through in the north and east. In the afternoon, the clouds will temporarily clear up, and the sun will appear, but a few snow showers will continue to pass through. The snow line will initially remain between 800 and 1,000 meters above sea level but will drop to around 400 meters by the evening. The wind will blow briskly in the eastern half and be strong to stormy from west to northwest. Early temperatures will be zero to eight degrees, and daytime highs will be four to twelve degrees.
Winter returns: Clouds on Tuesday
With a northwesterly flow and the influx of cold air masses, Tuesday will start with some clouds and snow showers along the northern side of the Alps and in the north and east. While it will remain during the day with an alternation of sun, clouds and snow showers, in the west, with rising air pressure during the day, increasingly sunny weather will prevail. In general, the weather in the south will be favourable. The wind will blow moderately to briskly in the north and east, also strongly from the northwest. Early temperatures will reach minus six to plus one degree, and daytime highs will be four to ten degrees.
Warm front on Wednesday
Wednesday: With a warm front, extensive cloud fields will pass through all of Austria, especially on the northern side of the Alps and in the north and east. It will rain a little, especially during the first half of the day. During the day, the snow line will rise rapidly from the west to well above 1,000 meters above sea level. In the south, there will be no precipitation, and the sun will sometimes shine in the afternoon. The wind will be light; the west wind will pick up noticeably in the western half. The early temperature will range from minus five to plus three degrees, depending on the wind, and the daily high will vary from eight to 14 degrees, depending on the sun.
Unsettled weather on Thursday
With a mild, westerly, high-altitude current, disturbance zones will quickly move over Austria on Thursday. This means the day will be very unsettled, and light rain is expected throughout Austria, with heavier showers in the afternoon. Only short sunny brightenings are possible in between. The wind will blow moderately, in many cases reviving from the west. Early temperatures will be between one and seven degrees Celsius, with daytime highs between 13 and 17 degrees Celsius.
Dense clouds on Friday
The Eastern Alps region will remain in a prominent, mild westerly flow on Friday. On Friday, another disturbance will reach Austria from the west with dense cloud cover. Starting in the morning, precipitation will gradually spread eastward from Vorarlberg to Austria, with light rain showers bearing Burgenland by the evening at the latest. A brisk westerly wind will blow on the Alps’ northern side. The early morning temperatures will get one to ten degrees, and the daily highs will be up to 19 degrees.