The second month of autumn also starts summery in Austria on October 3. Even monthly records are within reach on the northern side of the Alps.
The hot autumn weather continues. According to the Austrian Severe Weather Center experts, the temperatures at the beginning of the week rise widely to a summery level; in the second half of the week, only a temporary moderate cooling is in sight.
After the warmest September since the beginning of measurements in large parts of Central Europe, October also gets off to a hot start. An extensive high named Sonja provides stable weather conditions at the beginning of the week; from the west, hot air masses capture Central Europe again.
“The maximum values on Tuesday are in the range of the monthly records on the northern side of the Alps,” forecasts Manfred Spatzierer, chief meteorologist of the Austrian Severe Weather Center. “The nationwide monthly record of 30.1 degrees from October 1, 1956, in Eisenstadt is expected to be just missed.”
Thus, the second month of autumn also begins summer-like. Since measurements began, the warmest October was only last year, when a temperature average above 0 degrees was measured for the first time at Sonnblick.
Local fog fields will dissolve quickly on Monday, and the sun will shine widely. Temperatures will reach 24 to 27 in the afternoon, or locally in the northern Alps, even 28 degrees. Tuesday will start with frequent fog in the lowlands; the sun will shine widely in the morning. The air warms up in the afternoon to 25 to 28 degrees, and locally in the northern Alps, even 29 degrees. In the evening, a cold front will move in from the north and rain showers and thunderstorms will spread from Vorarlberg to Upper Austria.
Wednesday will start cloudy in the mountains and the south with showers, in the Danube region and north, however often sunny. During the day, it will also loosen up hesitantly in the west and the northern Alps; in the central mountainous region and the south, the clouds and individual showers will remain quite persistent. “With a brisk westerly to northwesterly wind, temperatures will drop somewhat, but will still be above the seasonal average with a maximum of 16 to 22 degrees, even after the passage of the cold front,” said Spatzierer.
On Thursday, the initially often dense residual clouds, as well as local fog patches, will make way for the sun in the morning. During the day, there will be a mix of sun and clouds in many places, with temperatures reaching 17 to 23 degrees.
Towards the weekend, hot air masses will again spread over Western Europe, which is expected to reach Austria during the weekend. Thus, the temperatures rise again with predominantly sunny weather. From Sunday, late summer highs around 25 degrees are expected again.
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