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Freezing rain and temperatures as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius – that's what Austria can expect at the weekend

2023-12-07T20:57:36.484Z

Highlights: Freezing rain and temperatures as low as minus 15 degrees Celsius – that's what Austria can expect at the weekend. On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, November 08th, it will be cloudy and foggy in many places. In Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Pinzgau and Carinthia it is partly sunny, with temperatures ranging from minus 2 to plus 7 degrees. From Sunday it will start to thaw, but there is a risk of black ice due to freezing rain.



Status: 07.12.2023, 21:52 PM

By: Julia Stanton

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After the snow chaos last week, it remains cold in Austria. The snow line is rising, but freezing rain could lead to problems.

Vienna — Austria is facing cold days and particularly cold nights. There will be no snow chaos like last weekend for the time being, but the temperatures should not be underestimated. On Thursday evening, temperatures of up to minus 15 degrees are to be expected. It will also remain icy at the weekend. At the beginning of next week, however, the temperatures in Austria will be milder, according to the ORF.

There will be no new snow chaos in Austria on the second weekend of Advent. Nevertheless, it remains cold at first and therefore dangerous on the roads. (Archive image) © Screenshot/Tyrolean Fire Brigade Association/Facebook

Weather forecast for Austria: Increased risk of icy roads

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on Friday, November 08th, it will be cloudy and foggy in many places, with temperatures as low as minus 5 degrees. In the Sellrain Valley, which lies west of Innsbruck, fresh snow is to be expected. The snow line rises to about 1000 meters, rain is to be expected in low-lying regions. In Burgenland and Lower Austria, the sun shines for a few hours. In the night to Saturday it will rain and snow lightly. Some of it is freezing rain. Drivers should therefore drive with particular caution.

Weather forecast AustriaTemperatures
Friday, 08.12.-5 to 0 degrees
Saturday, 09.12.-2 to 7 degrees
Sunday, 10.12.1 to 9 degrees
Monday, 11.12.5 to 10 degrees
Source: wetter.orf.at

On Saturday, some rain and snowfall are to be expected, especially in Salzburgerland. This can lead to an increased risk of slippery roads. In Vorarlberg, Tyrol, Pinzgau and Carinthia it is partly sunny, with temperatures ranging from minus 2 to plus 7 degrees.

After snow chaos in Austria: From Sunday it will start to thaw

From Sunday, the weather turnaround will begin. Temperatures are expected to range from 1 degree in some Alpine valleys to 9 degrees in the Rhine Valley. In the morning it will be overcast with some rain and snowfall. There is still a risk of black ice due to freezing rain, especially in the morning. In the course of the day it will become increasingly sunny.

Intermittent rain is expected on Monday and Tuesday, especially in the Alps and the north. The snow line rises to an altitude of 2000 meters. Temperatures rise to 5 to 10 degrees, in the south it is a bit colder. (jus)

Source: merkur

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