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Climate

Austria is located in a temperate climatic zone with a Central European climate influenced by the Atlantic climate. The four seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) each have typical temperature and climatic characters.

Due to the topographical diversity and the relatively large west-east expanse, there are three quite different climatic regions:

East: Pannonian climate with a continental influence – low precipitation, hot summers but only moderately cold winters.

Alpine Region: Alpine climate - high precipitation (except inner Alpine valley regions such as the upper Inntal), short summers, long winters.

Remainder of the country: transient climate influenced by the Atlantic (in the West) and a continental influence in the South-east. Before starting your walk or hike in the mountains please inform yourself about the weather conditions, danger of avalanges or route conditions. Please regard warnings of locals.

Temperatures
Summer temperatures get up to 95 degree Fahrenheit (35 degree Celsius). The average summer temperature is as high as 68 degree Fahrenheit (20 C). Winters are rich of snow and it can get as chilly as -4 degree Fahrenheit (-20 C). With an average winter temperature of 32 degree Fahrenheit (0 C), warm fireplaces in cosy mountain huts are popular!

Travel times
The best time for hiking and walking tours or to visit a city is from April to October. The peak season for Summer vacation is July and August. The best time to enjoy Austria in Winter is from December to March.