Austrian Weather and Climate
Due to the topographical diversity of Austria and the relatively large West-East expanse, there are three differentiating climatic regions:
East: Pannonian climate with a continental influence – low precipitation, hot summers, but only moderately cold winters.
Alpine Regions: 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.