The best times to visit Oetztal Alps for ideal weather are
January 15th to March 25th
October 29th to December 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Oetztal Alps Travel Guide
Other Oetztal Alps Travel Info
Weather in Oetztal Alps
Average temperatures in Oetztal Alps vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 15th 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 Oetztal Alps, 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 55.4°F (13°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 41.7°F (5.4°C) at night.
Oetztal Alps Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Oetztal Alps Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Oetztal Alps Perceived Temperature (F)
Oetztal Alps Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Oetztal Alps 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Oetztal Alps are February, November, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Oetztal Alps? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Oetztal Alps is often around around November 5th 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 Oetztal Alps.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Oetztal Alps (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Oetztal Alps has some slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is December (41.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is September (68.2%).
Wind in Oetztal Alps is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by March and April. January’s average wind speed of around 6.5 knots (7.5 MPH or 12.1 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 14.2 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Oetztal Alps.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.5||Light breeze||11.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.6||Light breeze||8.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||6.3||Light breeze||11||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.6||Light breeze||9.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||7.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.7||Barely noticeable||6.4||Light breeze|
|Jul||3.7||Barely noticeable||6.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3.4||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|Sep||3.9||Barely noticeable||7.1||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||4.5||Light breeze||7.5||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.5||Light breeze||8.2||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Oetztal Alps?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Oetztal Alps, Austria is September, followed by August and February. 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 Oetztal Alps in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Oetztal Alps Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 43.2°F (6.2°C) and 19°F (-7.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 13 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are still jacket weather. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 15 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Oetztal Alps, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 42.4°F (5.8°C) and 28.3°F (-2.1°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Oetztal Alps to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.8°F (1°C) and 12.6°F (-10.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.