June heat – maximum values ​​up to 36 degrees possible

In Austria, the temperatures on Sunday “closed to a few degrees” to the respective state records for June: around 30 degrees were already widely measured at noon, the ZAMG reported. Highs of up to 36 degrees are possible later in the afternoon. Even at an altitude of 2,000 meters it was around 20 degrees.

The provincial records for June are between 36.3 degrees in Vorarlberg (Feldkirch in June 1950) and 38.6 degrees in Lower Austria (Waidhofen/Ybbs in June 2013). In most federal states, no records will probably be broken today, only in Vorarlberg could it be close, the meteorologists said.

The temperatures are currently five to ten degrees above the average values ​​for mid-June. It will also be warmer than average next week, with afternoon temperatures mostly between 26 and 33 degrees. However, the weather will become more unsettled, with a mix of sunshine, clouds and sometimes heavy thunderstorms.

Number of hot days doubled or quadrupled

The number of days with at least 30 degrees (hot days) has doubled or quadrupled in June in the past few decades in the low altitudes of Austria, as an evaluation by the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) shows: There were, for example, in the provincial capitals in an average June in the period 1961 to 1990 one to two hot days. Between 1991 and 2020 there were between two (Bregenz) and five (Innsbruck) hot days in an average June.

The records are all from the recent past. Innsbruck is at the top with 17 hot days in June 2019. In 2021 Austria experienced the third warmest June in measurement history, with many days above 30 degrees. June 2021 thus confirmed the massive warming in recent years. Of the ten warmest June months in Austria’s 255-year history, eight have been since the year 2000. (apa)

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