Due to the topographical diversity and the relatively large west-east expanse, there are three quite different climatic regions:
: Pannonian climate with a continental influence – low precipitation, hot summers
but only moderately cold winters
: 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.
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!
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.