Weather warning: Storm sweeps across eastern Austria

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After a sunny day, the clouds will slowly thicken in the north and east as the day progresses. However, there will be considerably more clouds on the northern edge of the Alps, and it will snow lightly at first. South of the main Alpine ridge and in south-eastern Styria and southern Burgenland; however, the weather will be mostly sunny until the evening. Temperatures will rise from minus 12 to plus 2 degrees in the morning to minus 1 to plus 5 degrees during the day.

The winds will be moderate to brisk north of the main Alpine ridge and strong from west to northwest in the eastern region. A weather warning is in place for parts of the east until 1 p.m.

Possible effects

Branches may fall, and objects may be whirled around.
Increased risk of accidents due to strong crosswinds on bridges and exposed roads, especially for trucks or when driving with large trailers
Fallen trees can occasionally cause power outages.
Road, rail, and air traffic may be obstructed.
Crane work may be impaired.
The wind can be stronger locally and gusty between tall buildings or alleyways.
Recommended action

Be careful in forests, parks, and avenues, and be prepared for falling branches!
Reduce your speed on bridges and exposed roads, avoid overtaking maneuvers, and keep your distance!
Anchor party tents or covers securely and windproof, tie-down parasols, and retract awnings and sun sails!
Avoid standing unsecured on roofs or rocky outcrops!
Expect even higher storm peaks in the mountains!

The forecast in detail

Vienna: After a sunny start to the day, thicker clouds will gradually gather as the day progresses. The wind will blow from the west, initially brisk and later moderate. Temperatures around 0 degrees in the morning, reaching up to 3 degrees during the day.

Lower Austria: The day will start with dense clouds in the western parts of the province and on the northern edge of the Alps. It will snow lightly at first. Everywhere else, however, sunshine will initially predominate. By the evening, however, the clouds will become increasingly dense here too. The wind will come from the west to northwest and blow moderately to briskly. Temperatures will be minus 4 to plus 1 degrees. During the day, temperatures will reach minus 2 to plus 3 degrees.

Burgenland: In addition to sunshine, a few denser clouds will sometimes pass through until the evening. Apart from a few snowflakes, it will remain largely dry. The wind will blow from the west to northwest and will be moderate to brisk in the northern half. Minus 4 to plus 1 degree in the morning. The highest temperatures of the day will be 3 to 5 degrees.

Styria: On Tuesday, cold air will firmly grip Austria and Styria. With variable cloud cover, the sun will often shine in the south. In the north, there will be denser clouds in the morning, and it may snow lightly in the morning. Otherwise, it will remain dry everywhere. Moderate winds from west to north. After early temperatures between -10 and -4 degrees, the temperature will rise to 0 to 4 degrees in the afternoon.

Carinthia: Tuesday has plenty of sunshine to offer. However, the sunshine will not be completely unclouded, as a few extensive patches of cloud in high layers will occasionally move through from the northwest – probably with a focus around midday in the northern parts of the province. Early morning fog patches will be very sporadic and give way to sunshine during the day. After a frosty morning, highs are often expected to be around or slightly above 0 degrees.

Upper Austria: On Tuesday, it will be cloudy at first, with light snowfall in the Mühlviertel and the southern mountains. Soon, dry weather will prevail, the clouds will break up a little, and a few sunny spells will be possible. The westerly wind will initially be brisk to strong with gusts of around 40 km/h but will ease considerably in the afternoon. Early temperatures will be between -6 and -2 degrees, with highs reaching -3 to +3 degrees.

Salzburg: On Tuesday, denser residual clouds will soon clear, and extensive and quite dense cloud fields will follow sunny spells during the course of the day. Most sunshine is expected in the southern parts of the country. There will be no precipitation. Winds from the west to the northwest will be brisk initially but will ease considerably as the day progresses. Early temperatures will be between -10 and -2 degrees, with highs reaching -5 to +2 degrees.

Tyrol: The sun will prevail against the initial low clouds. It will remain dry during the day with a mixture of sunshine and high overcast. The wind is not an issue. It will remain cold, with permafrost in many places. Lows: -9 to -3 degrees. Highs: -4 to 0 degrees.

Vorarlberg: The sun will prevail against initial low clouds. During the day, it will remain dry with a mixture of sunshine and high overcast. The wind is not an issue. It will remain cold, with permafrost from mid-altitudes upwards. Lows: -9 to -3 degrees. Highs: -3 to +3 degrees.

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