The experts at the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) are expecting temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius for the first time this year today, Wednesday. It’s also getting hot in Vorarlberg – in Bludenz it’s supposed to get up to 26 degrees.
Exactly where the 30 degree mark will be reached in Austria has not yet been clearly predicted, since it will generally be very warm in the lower parts of Austria. “We’ll see where it will be 30 degrees,” it said. However, the highest temperatures are expected around 4 p.m.
The temperature mark of 30 degrees is being reached earlier and earlier in Austria. In the meantime, the first 30s are measured on average a week and a half earlier than a few decades ago, as an evaluation by the ZAMG showed.
The mid-May date is in line with the average for recent years, but around 40 years ago that would have been an earlier date. “In the period 1961 to 1990, the 30-degree mark was reached on May 30 on average, with a typical range of around mid-May to mid-June,” said ZAMG meteorologist Alexander Orlik.