Austria has a moderate continental climate. Summers last from the beginning of June to the middle of September and in some years can be hot while in others rainy. During July and August, average daytime temperatures are around 25° C, but often can reach 35° C.
Winters in the lowlands tend to be very cold and in the alpine regions very harsh. Temperatures often drop below – 10 ° C (14 ° F). Winters are from December to March (longer at higher altitudes). There are large variations in temperature in the Alpine region throughout the year and the nights are cold also in midsummer.
The Northern Alps are in general a much more humid region compared to the rest of Austria. The Southeast (Styria and Carinthia) is very sunny and dry. The region around Vienna is very often exposed to heavy east winds.