There is no doubt: the heat wave has reached Austria and made people in the country sweat a lot on Tuesday. The western states set heat records, with Tyrol leading the way. There is no improvement in sight for the next few days – quite the contrary.
The ZAMG reported 35 degrees Celsius from the Tyrolean district capital Imst on Tuesday afternoon – the daily peak value in all of Austria. Bludenz in Vorarlberg followed closely with 34.7. Two other measuring stations in Tyrol registered 34.4 degrees, namely at the University of Innsbruck and in Landeck. At the Sonnblick in the main Alpine ridge on the border of Salzburg and Carinthia, the measuring station registered 13 degrees – at least 3100 meters above sea level. The heat record from 2012 stands at 15.3 degrees.
In many places already above 30 degrees in the afternoon
In the east of the country it was also warm in the truest sense of the word: in the Lower Austrian municipalities of Seibersdorf and Wolkersdorf the temperatures rose to 34.3 and 34.2 degrees respectively and in Vienna-Stammersdorf it was 33.6 degrees. measured. In total, about 30 of the 180 ZAMG monitoring stations recorded values above 30 degrees around 1 p.m.
Not everything is clear yet for those who will be affected by the heat in the coming days: experts expect even higher temperatures on Wednesday and the days after that. The heat record in Austria is 40.5 degrees. This was measured on August 8 in Bad Deutsch-Altenburg (Lower Austria).
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