Heavy Precipitation – The whole month of May has had the same amount of rain as usual

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Heavy Precipitation – The whole month of May has had the same amount of rain as usual

The cheerful month presents itself gray in gray and extremely wet: already, in the middle of the month, the precipitation amounts of an average whole of May have been reached. The constant rain is quite unusual, an expert reveals.

From Tuesday to Wednesday morning, it rained between 20 and 50 millimeters in many regions of Austria within 24 hours. Fraxern in Vorarlberg was very small, even about 90 millimeters, according to the Federal Institute of Geology, Geophysics, Climatology and Meteorology, Geosphere Austria.

“In the last 24 hours, it has rained about 50 millimeters in St. Pölten, Lilienfeld and Langenlebarn in Lower Austria and in Bad Radkersburg and Leibnitz in Styria,” explains Alexander Orlik, climatologist at Geosphere Austria. “This is how much rain falls in 24 hours in these regions on average every three to four years, usually in the summer months. In May, such amounts of rain are much rarer and only occur once every ten to twenty years,” the expert points out .

snow on the mountains
On the other hand, it snowed on the mountains on Wednesday. 30 centimeters of fresh snow lay early in the morning in the Hohe Tauern at Sonnblick (3109 meters above sea level) and at the Rudolfshütte (2317 meters). 16 centimeters of fresh snow fell on the Villacher Alpe (2117 meters) and three centimeters on the Feuerkogel in Upper Austria (1618 meters).

improvement in sight
According to meteorologists, the precipitation continued in many regions on Wednesday afternoon and easing is then announced for the most part during the night. The next few days will only bring isolated showers and at least the sun will come out now and then. It will also become significantly warmer, with maximum temperatures between 20 and 26 degrees at the weekend.

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Source: Krone

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