Yesterday, Thursday, the mark of 25 degrees was reached or exceeded for the first time this year across Austria at the weather station in Innsbruck, thus registering the first summer day of the year.
The first summer day is thus somewhat later than the long-term average.
After already April, it was balanced in comparison to the long-term average by about 2 degrees too cold, according to the experts of the Austrian Severe Weather Center (www.uwz.at). Also, the first summer day of 2023 was reached somewhat later than the long-term average, mainly in April in the last ten years.
In 2021, 2017 and 2016, the mark was even cracked at the end of March, and in 2018, the first heat day with temperatures above 30 degrees was even recorded on April 20.
Looking at the provincial capitals and comparing the long-term average from 1991-2020 and 1961-1990, the first summer day is registered one to two weeks earlier in the last 30 years. “In Innsbruck, it used to be around May 12 on average, and in the last 30 years it was already on April 29,” explains Manfred Spatzierer, chief meteorologist at the Austrian Severe Weather Center (www.uwz.at).
The mark will also be reached about ten days earlier in Klagenfurt and Linz and just under two weeks in Graz.
Weather remains unsettled
While showers and thunderstorms will still be limited to the west of the country on Friday, an unsettled weather phase with a mix of sun, some clouds and numerous showers and further thunderstorms will set in across the country from Saturday.
In the new week, little changes and more stable weather are not expected initially. In addition, the temperatures will also drop again somewhat; other summer days are then not in sight for the time being.
- source: kurier.at/picture: Bild von Katharina N. auf Pixabay
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