The fourth candle on the Advent wreath has been burning since yesterday, Sunday – and the hope that Christmas Eve will not only bring a nice present but also pleasant weather is growing ever greater. But what kind of weather can we really expect in the week of Christmas? The eXXpress gives an overview of the latest forecasts:
In the north and east, the cloud cover quickly loosens on Monday, especially over the flatlands, and the sun shines more often when the cloud cover changes. In Tyrol and Vorarlberg there is heavy snowfall, mostly down to the low altitudes. Precipitation is not expected in the west as well as in the south. Sunny weather predominates here. The maximum daily temperatures reach zero to six degrees.
Tuesday and Wednesday are sunny throughout Austria with only harmless clouds. On Lake Constance and along the Danube, there are initially individual fog fields, but these clear up in the morning. The maximum daily temperatures range from minus one to plus three degrees.
Thursday starts the day mostly cloudy and cloudy, especially in the north and east. In the afternoon it starts to rain gradually in the evening with the arrival of a warm front. With minus three to plus five degrees it is much milder, especially in the west. In the east of Austria, the temperatures only occasionally exceed freezing point.
In the north and north-east there is still some snow or sleet falling down to the lower altitudes, but this often turns into freezing rain. The weather models tend to have milder weather and rain on Christmas Eve. So the chances of a white Christmas in the lowlands are bad.