The best times to visit Austria for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Austria Travel Info

Weather in Austria


Average temperatures in Austria vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 25th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Austria, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 78.8°F (26°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57.1°F (13.9°C) at night.

Austria Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Austria Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Austria Perceived Temperature (F)


Austria Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Austria Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 36.8 30.7 25.4
Feb 38.6 30.8 24.4
Mar 47.7 38.3 30.4
Apr 57.9 47 37.3
May 64.4 54.6 45.9
Jun 71 60.7 51.6
Jul 75.3 64.6 55.5
Aug 73.8 63.2 54.3
Sep 63.9 54.6 47.4
Oct 55.4 46.8 40.3
Nov 46.9 39.8 34.3
Dec 37.8 31.7 26.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 2.7 -0.7 -3.7
Feb 3.7 -0.7 -4.2
Mar 8.7 3.5 -0.9
Apr 14.4 8.3 2.9
May 18 12.6 7.7
Jun 21.7 15.9 10.9
Jul 24.1 18.1 13.1
Aug 23.2 17.3 12.4
Sep 17.7 12.6 8.6
Oct 13 8.2 4.6
Nov 8.3 4.3 1.3
Dec 3.2 -0.2 -2.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Austria are February, December, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.

When can you find snow in Austria? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around July, especially close to early August. The best time to ski (if at all) in Austria is often around around July 30th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Austria.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Austria (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 18% 12.4 2.3
Feb 13% 14.9 1.4
Mar 17% 14.6 2.1
Apr 17% 13.7 1.9
May 30% 35.6 4.4
Jun 30% 27.4 4.6
Jul 32% 37.3 5
Aug 28% 31.1 4.6
Sep 27% 8.9 4.4
Oct 20% 4.4 3.1
Nov 15% 6.7 2.2
Dec 15% 10.6 1.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 31.5 5.8
Feb 13 37.8 3.6
Mar 17 37.1 5.3
Apr 17 34.8 4.8
May 30 90.4 11.2
Jun 30 69.6 11.7
Jul 32 94.7 12.7
Aug 28 79 11.7
Sep 27 22.6 11.2
Oct 20 11.2 7.9
Nov 15 17 5.6
Dec 15 26.9 4.3


Humidity and Wind

Austria has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (57.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (77%).

Wind in Austria is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by January and April. March’s average wind speed of around 5.3 knots (6.1 MPH or 9.8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 10 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Austria.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 5.1 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 9.1 Gentle breeze
Apr 5 Light breeze 8.9 Gentle breeze
May 4.9 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.1 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 7.5 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 7.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.6 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 75.3%
Feb 70.3%
Mar 62%
Apr 57.2%
May 64.4%
Jun 63.7%
Jul 64.1%
Aug 66.7%
Sep 72.8%
Oct 76.5%
Nov 76.6%
Dec 77%


Is it Safe to Travel to Austria?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Austria; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 26, 2023.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Austria is September, followed by July and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Austria in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 63.8 in October means 63.8% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Austria Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.9°F (19.4°C) and 44.3°F (6.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 10 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Austria, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.1°F (18.9°C) and 39.4°F (4.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 8 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Austria to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.3°F (6.8°C) and 33.4°F (0.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.


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