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The climate of Graz: when to go to Graz

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The city of Graz is located in south-eastern Austria at the foot of the Alps and along the Mur river at about 350 meters high. Graz has a mixed climate between the Alpine and continental ones. The position of the city causes a climate with important seasonal temperature variations. The climate of this Austrian city is characterized by cold and snowy winters, with temperatures below zero, and rainy and cool summers.

Most of the rainfall comes from the Mediterranean basin, because the Alps block most of the influences from northern Europe. The rainiest months are the summer months, that is, those that run from June to September. In Graz, on average, 800 mm of rain fall in one year. The city has an average of 92 rainy days per year. June is the month with the most rainy days, over 11 rainy days. While January and February each have less than 5 rainy days per month. The snow falls between November and April for an average of 42 days a year, Graz receives about 62 cm of snow per year. January is the month with the most snow days, over 15 days on average.

Winter temperatures are cold, in winter the average minimum temperatures vary between -4 ° C and -2 ° C, the coldest month is January. While the maximum average temperatures vary between 2 ° C and 3 ° C. In summer the temperatures are mild, in this season the maximum average temperatures vary between 25 ° C and 22 ° C, while the minimum averages vary between 14 ° C and 12 ° C.


The best time to visit Graz are the months between April and September, months with milder temperatures, although the summer months are also the rainiest.


GRAZ (353 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days (snowy days)
January -3,8 2,8 23,9  4,8 (15,6)
February -2,9 5,8 30,4  4,8 (10,0)
March 1,0 10,7 44,1  6,6 (4,1)
April 4,9 15,3 49,0  7,9 (0,5)
May 9,5 20,5 86,0  10,6
June 12,7 23,4 117,8  11,5
July 14,7 25,3 125,1  10,7
August 14,3 24,7 113,0  9,7
September 10,6 20,4 81,1  7,5
October 5,9 14,6 61,7  6,3
November 0,9 7,7 51,9  6,5 (2,8)
December -2,3 3,6 34,9  5,2 (9,1)
YEAR 5,5 14,6 818,9  92,1 (42,1)



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