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When to go to Salzburg: The climate of Salzburg

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Salzburg has a mixed transition type climate between oceanic climate and continental climate, but the influence of the oceanic climate is stronger than that of the continental climate. The city has cold winters with frequent snowfalls and relatively hot but very rainy summers.

Rainfall is greater in the months between May and September with highest peaks in June, July and August. In the months from October to April, rainfall is less, from November to March it usually falls in the form of snow. On average, Salzburg receives almost 1200 mm of precipitation per year, with a total of 140 days of rain and 53 days of snow, on average about 112 cm of snow falls per year. Between December and February there are on average between 11 and 15 days of snow per month.

In Salzburg due to the proximity to the Alps the foehn effect dominates with warm and dry northern winds, most of the winds blow from the north and south, often the winds are of strong intensity.

Compared to other cities in Austria, the temperatures in Salzburg are relatively mild, from May to September the average maximum temperatures are steadily above 20 ° C, in the hottest months of July and August they exceed 24 ° C. In winter, the average minimum temperatures are below freezing between December and February, the month of January is the coldest month with an average minimum temperature of -4 ° C, the average maximum winter temperatures vary between 3 ° C and 5 ° C . The hours of sunshine are 1697 per year.

WHEN TO GO TO SALZBURG

The best time to visit Salzburg are the hottest months between May and September, although from June to August the rains are very probable, in these months there are between 15 and 13 rainy days per month. Winter, thanks to the often present snow, has a very special atmosphere, and if the cold is not a problem for you it is a great time to visit the city, especially during the Advent weeks, when the city is animated by the famous Christmas markets.

WHEN TO GO TO SALZBURG: CLIMATIC TABLES

SALZBURG (424 m)
MonthTemp. Average low (°C)Temp. Average high (°C)Rain (mm)
January-4,03,260
February-2,95,655
March0,710,479
April3,814,383
May8,419,9114
June11,522,2155
July13,524,4157
August13,524,2151
September10,120,1101
October5,514,873
November0,67,883
December-2,54,073
YEAR  1184

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