Warning of severe thunderstorms and blistering heat

The first heatwave of the year is currently sweeping Austria. It is getting hotter daily, with the mercury shooting up to 36 degrees on Friday. On Friday and from night to Saturday, the severe weather center warns of severe thunderstorms. While the heat will peak in eastern Austria on Friday at up to 36 degrees, thunderstorms are expected to start in the west. The thunderstorms will then spread eastwards, according to meteorologists. Friday should be quite sunny at first. In the west, it will be foehn at 22 to 30…

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Heatwave continues: This is what the weather will be like in Austria on Wednesday

A heatwave is currently in full swing. It was already extremely warm yesterday – today, it could even reach 33 degrees. “Intermediate high pressure and a south-westerly current will dominate the weather in Austria in the middle of the week. This means that the sun will shine from an almost bright blue sky in most parts of the country. Local cumulus clouds, which will mainly appear over the Alpine peaks during the afternoon hours, will remain mostly harmless and the risk of showers and thunderstorms will therefore be low,” predicts…

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Austria: Up to €1,200 commuter bonus – how to get it now

Anyone who regularly commutes to work by car can apply for a travel allowance of up to 1,200 euros. You can’t drive away from inflation. In addition to the increase in CO₂ taxes and the resulting rise in fuel prices, vehicle tax and the standard consumption tax, or NoVA for short, were also increased this year. This greatly impacts the wallets of those who rely on their car for their daily commute. Depending on the federal state, attempts are made to help commuters with subsidies and travel allowances. The newspaper…

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Better weather at the start of the week: Monday brings up to 28 degrees in Austria

Last week, it was raining, raining, and more rain. Although the sun came out occasionally, it wasn’t a permanent guest. However, this is now set to change again. Monday is already showing a clear improvement in the weather. “An increasingly foehn-like south-westerly current will bring sunny and summery warm weather to Styria on Monday. In the south, it will remain rain-free away from the mountains,” predicts GeoSphere Austria. Individual thunderstorms are also possible – the probability of this is highest in Ennstal and Ausseer Land. Daily highs of between 25…

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To take out travel insurance or not? Arbeiterkammer gives tips

Karin E. wants to fly to Greece: “I’m paying for the hotel and flight with my credit card. Do I need additional travel insurance?” “Online bookings, in particular, often offer complete travel insurance packages. However, check your existing insurance policies in advance to see whether you already have sufficient travel protection (e.g. cancellation, baggage and travel health insurance),” says AK Niederösterreich. Travel insurance coverage is often via a credit card or a motorists’ club: “Clarify this in advance to avoid unnecessary costs for double insurance.”“If you have any questions, our…

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The deadline ends soon: How to get the 2024 climate bonus into your account

Anyone who wants to have the 2024 climate bonus transferred to their account must enter their current account details on FinanzOnline in good time. The deadline for this is coming up soon. The climate bonus will bring significantly more money into your account this year than last year. Up to 290 euros will be paid out to all eligible persons in Austria. The payment is made either directly to the account or by letter and voucher. To receive the 2024 climate bonus to your account, you must enter your current…

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35 degrees – weather expert predicts heatwave

Next week is going to be hot; the first heatwave of the year is on the horizon. Especially in the east, temperatures could rise to 35 degrees. The peak of the heat will be reached on Friday, as ORF meteorologist Marcus Wadsak writes via Platform X. Sunday’s weatherAccording to the GeoSphere Austria weather service, on Sundays, widespread residual clouds and lingering rain showers will be observed, especially in the mountains. As the clouds clear, the sun will shine at times, especially in the afternoon. In the northern and eastern parts…

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Meteorologist predicts: Hot summer is coming – but when?

Meteorologists are expecting temperatures of at least 27 degrees next week, with temperatures in Austria potentially reaching as high as 30 degrees. Despite these high temperatures, stable summer weather is not yet in sight. Summer will not be able to assert itself fully for the time being. Forecasts for June continue to point to changeable weather with lots of precipitation. This rainfall does not typically occur in high-pressure areas, which indicates that low-pressure areas will also continue to influence the weather. This means that there will be a constant change…

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Innovation for Wiener Linien tickets from July 2024

From July 1, the seven-day and 31-day tickets, which have only been available digitally since 2022, will also be available as transferable paper tickets in future. Passengers will then also be able to choose the validity period freely. The ticket range is being standardized. The new transferable season tickets will replace the existing weekly and monthly tickets, Wiener Linien announced in a press release on Tuesday. In future, the period of validity can be freely selected, and the validity according to calendar weeks or months will no longer apply. After…

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