Best time to visit Austria

One of the most mountainous areas in Europe, Austria is, not surprisingly, popular with winter sports enthusiasts. The Alps in winter are a great place to be, provided you stay high up.

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in Austria. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit Austria?

The best time to visit Austria (Vienna) is June, July and August based on the following average weather conditions.

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  • 2°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Austria (Vienna)2
  • 4°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Austria (Vienna)4
  • 10°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Austria (Vienna)10
  • 16°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Austria (Vienna)16
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Austria (Vienna)20
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Austria (Vienna)23
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Austria (Vienna)26
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Austria (Vienna)25
  • 21°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Austria (Vienna)21
  • 15°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Austria (Vienna)15
  • 8°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Austria (Vienna)8
  • 3°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Austria (Vienna)3

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The weather guide for Austria (Vienna) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Austria weather overview

Conditions in Austria's mountain resorts are usually sunny and crisp while the valleys below are often shrouded in cloud and fog. In the summer, the opposite applies and the valleys bask in bright sunshine while the mountains are veiled in mist.

In the southeast of Austria, the hills attract as much winter snow as those in the north but summertime conditions are more pleasant, with long bouts of brilliant sunshine.

Always expect the unexpected here: the weather can quickly become unsettled and sudden thunderstorms May arise. The Danube Valley and the Vienna Basin are a good option for sun lovers since they enjoy a drier climate and plenty of summer sunshine.

What to pack for Austria weather

Light clothes are fine in the summer but should be supplemented with warm wraps, and be prepared for summer rain. In the winter, sturdy skiwear is the order of the day.

Which is the hottest month in Austria?

The hottest time of year in Vienna, Austria is normally July. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Austria?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Vienna, Austria with 72mm on average. There are normally 14 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Austria?

The sunniest time of year in Vienna, Austria is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 51% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

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