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Vienna, Austria. Author and Copyright Liliana Ramerini..
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Vienna climate: when to go to Vienna

The city of Vienna is located in northeastern Austria in a flat area along the banks of the Danube River at a height of around 200 meters, but some parts of the city reach 500 meters high.

The climate in Vienna is continental, but on average milder than other areas in Austria. The winter is long and hard, with frequent snowfalls, sometimes with days of very intense cold, the cold is sometimes accentuated by a moderate wind from the west. The summer is warm, sometimes hot, with frequent rainfall, often in the form of thunderstorms.

The average annual rainfall is about 550 mm, not too abundant rains are well distributed throughout the year, the wettest months are those of late spring and early summer, the winter is the driest period of the year. Vienna has an annual average of 88 days of rain.

Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square (Wiener Christkindlmarkt am Rathausplatz), Vienna, Austria. Autore Marco Aldeia. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Christmas Market in the Town Hall Square (Wiener Christkindlmarkt am Rathausplatz), Vienna, Austria. Author Marco Aldeia.

The snow usually falls between November and March, the months of December, January and February are when the snow is more frequent, in a year fall 68 cm of snow in 39 snowy days.

In Vienna, the average temperature in January, the coldest month, ranging between -2°C (average minimum) and 3°C (average maximum), while average temperatures in July, the hottest month, ranging between 25°C (average maximum) and 15°C (average minimum).


Vienna can be visited at any time of the year, but spring, fall and early summer are the best times.


VIENNA (200 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January -0,8 3,8 21,3  5,3
February 0,3 6,1 29,3  6,0
March 3,5 11,5 39,1  8,1
April 7,8 16,1 39,2  6,3
May 12,5 21,3 60,9  8,3
June 15,1 24,0 63,3  9,3
July 17,4 26,7 66,6  8,2
August 17,5 26,6 66,5  8,5
September 13,6 21,1 50,4  6,9
October 8,8 15,3 32,8  6,0
November 3,6 8,1 43,9  7,5
December 0,5 4,6 34,6  7,6
YEAR 8,3 15,3 547,9  88

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