Weather in Vienna

A look into weather in Vienna and the best sources of information from the net for weather prognoses.

For overall weather, climate here is often characterized as mild central European climate, where each season has its own very unique characteristics.

Of the individual months, December, January, and February are normally harsh winter months, while June, July, and August are the warmest months (and most popular tourism seasons).

Weather Vienna, (1971-2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Av. high °C 2.9 5.1 10.3 15.2 20.5 23.4 25.6 25.4 20.3 14.2 7.5 4.0
Av. low °C -2.0 -0.9 2.4 5.8 10.5 13.5 15.4 15.3 11.7 7.0 2.4 -0.5
Precipitation mm 37.2 39.4 46.1 51.7 61.8 70.2 68.2 57.8 53.5 40.0 50.0 44.4
Sources: World Weather Information Service, Wikipedia

In terms of Summer weather, the highest temperatures often range from 22 – 26°C (71F – 79F), with maximums going up to over 30°C (86F) and minimums down to 15°C (59F).

Winters, meanwhile, are closer to around zero degrees centigrade, with snow falling regularly from December to March.

Spring and Autumn temperatures range from mild to cool.

For rain, Vienna gets steady weather throughout the year, with the average annual precipitation being around 620 mm…

…which is only around about 1/2 of what cities closer to the Alps get, including Salzburg.

Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik – ZAMG

ZAMG is Austria’s official meteorological office, providing climate and weather information for Austrian cities and regions.

Their prognoses are often the very accurate, which is why you’ll see them used by, for example, the country’s main television channels.

From their website, you’ll find weather maps and text based estimates, but ZAMG also provides weather cameras, allowing you to see current Vienna weather.