Ö3 warns of traffic congestion from Friday

This means traffic jams on many routes. We start on Friday afternoon on the city excursions. The peak for this weekend is expected by the Ö3 traffic editorial on Saturday. The congestion of hotspots from Friday: In ViennaIt becomes exciting on the Südosttangente (A23), the Altmannsdorferstraße and the Southern Highway (A2), in Linz on the Mühlkreisautobahn (A7) and on the Wienerstraße in front of Ebelsberg. In Salzburg A10, the Tauern highway, between Golling and Werfen, is in front of the tunnel sections. Although two tracks will be available in both…

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On Sunday, temperatures of up to 35 degrees are expected in Vienna

Up to Sunday, the days are in the sign of increasing heat. Geosphere Austria expects a regional peak to reach 35 degrees. Only then will storms and cooling follow, according to the forecast published on Thursday. On Friday, you can expect at least temporary sunshine. From noon, spring clouds form, and especially in the west and north, there are a few rains and thunderstorms.The wind is weak to moderate in the Danube valley, and thunderstorms are partly lively from south to northwest. In the morning, the temperatures range from 11…

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Mosquito invasion after flooding in Vienna

An increasing number of mosquitoes are currently making themselves felt in Vienna. According to mosquito expert Bernhard Seidel, this is because two weeks after the floods in Lower Austria, a brood of flood mosquitoes hatched all at once. According to Seidel, the Viennese should soon remove their uninvited guests. “If it stays nice, the flood angels will be history in three weeks.” Improvement. Overall, Vienna is experiencing “a normal mosquito year”, Hans Peter Führer, a parasitologist at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, told ORF. “The last two years were…

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30 degrees and more: temperatures remain summery

After a sunny and warm start to the week, it will remain summery throughout Austria in the coming days. The expected temperatures of around 30 degrees are in line with the season. However, the likelihood of rain will increase from the middle of the week. The meteorologists at Geosphere Austria (formerly the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics, ZAMG) also forecast an increased tendency for thunderstorms in the second half of the week. According to the forecast, it will be mostly sunny on Tuesday. A few clouds are most likely…

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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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