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When to go to Innsbruck: The climate of Innsbruck

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Innsbruck is located in a valley surrounded by alpine peaks so its climate is a mixture between continental and alpine. The city’s climate is characterized by cold and snowy winters, with temperatures often below freezing.

Spring and autumn are quite short with variable weather and relatively mild temperatures during the day but still cool at night. Summers are rainy, which is characteristic of the alpine type climate, with rather hot daytime temperatures, but with fairly low night temperatures.

Rainfall is highest in the three summer months, between June and August, while it reaches its lowest in January and February. In a year, just under 900 mm of precipitation falls on average, distributed into 117 days of rain and 64 days of snow. Snow falls abundantly between November and March / April, in a year about 95 cm of snow falls on average, the snowiest month is February with 28 cm, but January has the highest average for snow days, 20 days.

The average minimum temperatures remain below freezing between November and mid-March, January is the coldest month with an average minimum temperature of -5.2 ° C, while in the same month the average maximum temperature is 3.5 ° C. In summer, the average maximum temperatures exceed 24 ° C in July and August, and remain above 20 ° C between May and September, the average minimum temperatures reach their highest values in July with 12.8 ° C.

Well known is the meteorological phenomenon of the föhn, a strong hot and dry wind that can blow in all seasons, but which occurs more often during autumn, causing sudden increases in temperatures.

WHEN TO GO TO INNSBRUCK

Innsbruck can be visited at any time of the year, the milder climate occurs between May and September, but the summer months, between June and August, are also the wettest ones. Winter is cold and snowy, but it allows you to practice winter sports in their entirety.

WHEN TO GO TO INNSBRUCK: CLIMATIC TABLES

INNSBRUCK (579 m)
MonthTemp. Average low (°C)Temp. Average high (°C)Rain (mm)
January-5,23,543
February-3,76,341
March0,211,355
April3,414,857
May7,820,387
June10,822,6110
July12,824,7137
August12,724,4111
September9,320,878
October4,815,857
November-0,58,263
December-4,23,753
YEAR  892

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