The regions around Vienna, such as the Krems an der Donau district, are particularly affected. From Friday morning until late in the evening, larger amounts of fresh snow are expected, which can impair road and rail traffic and poor visibility when driving. Strong winds aggravate the situation further: According to Ubimet, snow drifts are to be expected in free areas. “Temporary restriction of the functionality of electricity and telephone networks possible”, it says in a broadcast.
Cold and humid weather is expected in Austria at the weekend. “In many regions it will snow for the first time this autumn from Friday to Sunday”, informs the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG). Black ice from freezing rain is also possible, especially in the eastern half of Austria. The snowfall limit is mostly between 200 and 400 meters, in East Tyrol, Carinthia and southern Styria sometimes around 1000 meters. On Sunday the snowfall will pick up again in the whole country, but at low altitudes it can also rain or sleet.