Monthly weather forecast and climate
Vienna, Austria

The scenic view of the historic Schloss Belvedere in Vienna, Austria built to serve as a summer residence for Prince Eugene Of Savoy
The scenic view of the historic Schloss Belvedere in Vienna, Austria built to serve as a summer residence for Prince Eugene Of Savoy
Vienna has an oceanic type of climate (Köppen climate classification Cfb) with warm, moderately hot summers and cold, relatively dry winters. Vienna, the capital and largest city of Austria, lies on the Danube River in the northeastern part of the country, in the heart of Europe. The temperate latitudes, altitude, and mountain ranges play a significant role in the climate of Vienna.

Vienna lies in the interior of Austria with an elevation that varies from 151 meters to 542 meters above sea level. The topography consists of beautiful hills, mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and marshlands. The natural vegetation includes many varieties of trees and flowers, including those of a sub-alpine type at higher altitudes. The growing season lasts from spring to autumn till the first snowfall invades the city.

Summers are moderately hot in Vienna and border on the humid continental type as the average high temperature reaches up to 26.7°C (80.1°F) at the peak of July. The days are pleasant even though the temperatures occasionally touch the 35°C (95°F) mark. Winters are cold and snowy, with the average low temperature below freezing in the coldest month of January. Spring is short and moist, while autumn is mild and pleasant with a moderate amount of rain.

Vienna receives a moderate 558.8mm (22") of rainfall throughout the year, with the peak of the wet season occurring during the summer. Snowfall averages an ample 685.8mm (27") in the year as frost and ice, both, are typical during the winter. Late autumn is windy, while the winter months have dark skies. The annual sunshine in Vienna lasts for 1936 hours, with the sunniest days between May to September.

The highest recorded temperature in Vienna is 39.5°C (103.1°F), while the lowest temperature on record is -22.6°C (-8.7°F).
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The best time to visit Vienna is from April to May in the spring season and September to October in the autumn. The temperatures are mild in the shoulder seasons, and the precipitation is moderate, along with fewer crowds. Summer occasionally sees high temperatures and an intense sun as the peak tourist season attracts crowds from all over the world. September is sunny and bright with scattered showers in the afternoon.

The worst time to visit Vienna is in the icy winter from December to February. The night temperatures frequently drop below the freezing mark as the landscape gathers ice and snow. Ice storms occasionally stall the city, and the windy conditions exacerbate the chill factor. Winter is relatively dry but ample snowfall substitutes for the lack of rainfall. The skies are overcast as the sunshine is weak and hardly lasts for more than 2 hours a day. The Christmas festival in Vienna attracts many visitors even during the cold of winter.

Vienna faces natural weather hazards in the form of forest fires, floods, and earthquakes. Forest fires frequently occur from late spring to early autumn when the temperatures are high, and the conditions are dry. Thawing of ice and heavy rainfall bring floods in low-lying areas of the city during spring and summer. Catastrophic floods have occurred in 1965, 2002, and 2005 along the Danube basin incurring a considerable loss of life and property. Landslides, avalanches, and soil erosion are frequent, while earthquakes also pose dangers to Vienna.

January is the coldest and snowiest month of the year in Vienna, Austria, as the winter is at its peak. The strong wind adds to the chill factor. Weather in January »

February is cold in Vienna with the average temperatures in the 0.6°C (33.1°F) to 6.1°C (43°F) range. The days see mild sunshine that lasts for 3.5 hours. Weather in February »

March is a transitional month in Vienna as the spring season arrives in the city by the second half. The snowfall reduces to 76.2mm (3"). Weather in March »

The average temperatures range from 7.8°C (46°F) to 16.1°C (61°F) and along with 6.5 hours of a moderate sunshine ring in pleasant days ahead. Weather in April »

The temperatures are in the mild 12.8°C (55°F) to 21.1°C (70°F) range with sunny and bright conditions. Showers are regular in the afternoons. Weather in May »

June brings the moderately hot summer season to Vienna with an increase in humidity and rainfall. The average temperatures vary from 15°C (59°F) to 23.9°C (75°F). Weather in June »

July is the hottest and sunniest month in Vienna with a brilliant 263 hours of sunshine. The average high temperature touches the 26.7°C (80.1°F) mark. Weather in July »

The moderately hot and humid conditions in Vienna, Austria, register temperatures in the average 17.8°C (64°F) to 26.7°C (80.1°F) range. Weather in August »

September sees a change in seasons with the arrival of the mild autumn in Vienna. The average temperatures drop to a moderate range of 13.9°C (57°F) to 21.1°C (70°F). Weather in September »

The days are mild, while the nights tend to be on the cold side as the mercury column is in the 8.9°C (48°F) to 15.6°C (60.1°F) zone. Weather in October »

November brings rapid changes to Vienna's weather with the passing of the autumn season. The first snowflakes of the season arrive quietly. Weather in November »

December is the beginning of the cold and dry winter in Vienna, Austria. The snowfall rises steadily to register 152.4mm (6") during the month. Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in Vienna?

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 3.8°C (38.8°F) and an average low-temperature of -0.8°C (30.6°F).

How many days does it rain in Vienna?

In Vienna, Austria, during the entire year, the rain falls for 88 days, and collects up to 547.9mm (21.6") of precipitation.

What is the driest month in Vienna?

The month with the least rainfall is January when the rain falls for 5.3 days and typically collects 21.3mm (0.8") of precipitation.

When does it snow in Vienna?

January through April, November and December are months with snowfall.

How much does it snow in Vienna?

Throughout the year, in Vienna, Austria, 683mm (26.9") of snow is accumulated.

What is the snowiest month in Vienna?

January is the month with the most snowfall, with 186mm (7.3") of accumulated snow.

What is the warmest month in Vienna?

July is the warmest month in Vienna, Austria, with an average high-temperature of 26.7°C (80.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 17.4°C (63.3°F).

What is the rainiest month in Vienna?

July is the month with the most rainfall. Rain falls for 8.2 days and accumulates 66.6mm (2.6") of precipitation.
Average temperature - Vienna, Austria
Average rainfall - Vienna, Austria

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is July (66.6mm).
The driest month (with the lowest rainfall) is January (21.3mm).

Average rainfall days - Vienna, Austria

The month with the highest number of rainy days is June (9.3 days).
The month with the lowest number of rainy days is January (5.3 days).

Average snowfall - Vienna, Austria

The month with the highest snowfall is January (186mm).
Months with the lowest snowfall are May, June, July, August, September and October (0mm).

Average daylight / Average sunshine - Vienna, Austria