The greater part of Austria lies in the cool/temperate climate zone, where humid westerly winds predominate. With nearly three-fourths of the country dominated by the Alps, the alpine climate is predominant. In the east—in the Pannonian Plain and along the Danube valley—the climate shows continental features with less rain than the alpine areas. Although Austria is cold in the winter (−10 – 0 °C), summer temperatures can be relatively high,[ with average temperatures in the mid-20s and a highest temperature of 40.5 °C (105 °F) in August 2013.

Average Temperature for Vienna


Average Rainfall for Vienna


Spring and Autumn

Spring in Vienna is times of year that are full of colour with temperatures remaining quite cool but comparatively mild to those of winter. There is an average high of 9 degrees Celsius at the start of spring and end of autumn, with temperatures as high as 22 degrees Celsius at the end of spring.


Summer is when Vienna is at its warmest, with temperatures reach an average high of 25 degrees Celsius and a surprisingly high chance of rain when compared to the spring and autumn months, though the rain does nothing to cool the high temperature.


The average daily temperature for the maximum values is still a bearable 14 degrees Celsius, but the minimum temperature average drops to 7 degrees. There are four hours of sunshine on an average October day in Vienna and throughout the month, one can expect 6 days with rain. Bring warm clothing that you can wear in layers - depending on whether you catch a sunny or rainy phase, the temperatures can vary significantly in Vienna during October.


Winter in Vienna runs spans from December until February with January being the coldest month. The temperatures can fall to as low as -3 degrees Celsius and there are only two hours of sunlight on average each day.