Salzburg Weather

Salzburg weather is notorious for its unpredictability, ranging from biting cold in winter to really hot in summer. To help you plan your trip we have included the weather forecast for today and the next few days. There is also a month by month guide to what weather to expect and what to wear.

Salzburg Weather

Salzburg weather is notorious for its unpredictability, ranging from biting cold in winter to really hot in summer. To help you plan your trip we have included the weather forecast for today and the next few days. There is also a month by month guide to what weather to expect and what to wear.

Daily Forecast

 

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From a weather point of view the best time to visit Salzburg is between June and early September. The average daily high temperature during this period is 24⁰ C but can reach 35⁰C in a good summer. But beware this is the peak time for rain!

For a month by month guide see below. Remember that weather anywhere can be fickle and hard to predict so this is just a guide.

Best Time to Visit

From a weather point of view the best time to visit Salzburg is between June and early September. The average daily high temperature during this period is 24⁰ C but can reach 35⁰C in a good summer. But beware this is the peak time for rain! This paradox is because Salzburg is situated on the edge of the Alps and moist air in the summer gets trapped in the mountains. This results in rain in the Salzburg area. The rain can be so bad the locals have a name for it “Schnürlregen” which means rain in strings. This is not necessarily a bad thing as a downpour in the late afternoon on a hot humid day can be refreshing, just be prepared. The thunderstorms themselves can be very dramatic, lighting up the mountains and thunder rolling around the valleys.

For winter activities the cold season is from late November to early March. Daily average temperature during this time is 7⁰C but can drop to -4⁰C during the day and considerably colder at night. During this time you can expect snow on the mountains and in the higher valleys. Snow in Salzburg is likely during January and February.

The main message for the visitor is be prepared and have a plan B for your activities. If its really raining, the Haus de Natur Museum can be crowded so best choose another rainy day activity. The Norwegians have a saying that there is no such thing as bad weather – just the wrong clothing.

For a month by month guide see below. Remember that weather anywhere can be fickle and hard to predict so this is just a guide.

Month by Month Guide

Weather and What to Wear

Weather to Expect
The city is in the grip of winter with cold days and even colder nights. Snow on the mountains and in the high valleys. There may be snow at lower levels and in the city. Daytime temperatures range from 2⁰C to -5⁰C. At night expect the temperature to drop to -10⁰C to -20⁰C.
What to Wear
Its going to be cold so bring warm clothing and wear several layers. This will enable you to remove layers when you go inside. Don't forget a hat, scarf and gloves. Warm socks and waterproof shoes are a really good idea.
Average Rainfall Days16Average Hours of Sunshine2
Latest Sunrise Time07:56Earliest Sunset Time16:34
Earliest Sunrise Time07:36Latest Sunset Time17:06
Weather to Expect
February an be extremely cold with snow on the mountains and in the high valleys. There may be snow in the city on about 10 days in the month. Daytime temperatures range from 6⁰C to -2⁰C. At night expect the temperature to drop to -10⁰C to -20⁰C.
What to Wear
Its going to be cold so just like January, warm clothing in several layers and hat, gloves, scarf and warm socks and shoes are essential.
Average Rainfall Days14Average Hours of Sunshine3
Latest Sunrise Time07:35Earliest Sunset Time17:08
Earliest Sunrise Time06:50Latest Sunset Time17:50
Weather to Expect
Spring is on the way with temperatures ranging from 11⁰C to 1⁰C but the weather can be unpredictable. Frosts are still likely at night.

Clocks are put forward 1 hour on March 24th 2018.
What to Wear
As the weather can be a bit unpredictable during March it is advisable to check the weather forecasts so you know what clothes to bring during your stay. Versatile clothing to keep warm and dry is what is needed.
Average Rainfall Days15Average Hours of Sunshine4
Latest Sunrise Time06:48Earliest Sunset Time17:52
Earliest Sunrise Time06:48Latest Sunset Time19:56
Weather to Expect
Getting warmer all the time now with temperatures ranging from 16⁰C to 5⁰C. Weather can be even more unpredictable than March. Snow is a possibility as is unseasonably high temperature. As Forrest Gump said "You never know what you are going to get". As the weather is in transition between winter and summer, forecasting can be hit or miss. Still chance of frosts at night.
What to Wear
You can be a bit more relaxed with the range of clothing in April. Lightweight layers should be OK but have a jumper and rain jacket with you just in case.
Average Rainfall Days16Average Hours of Sunshine6
Latest Sunrise Time06:46Earliest Sunset Time19:37
Earliest Sunrise Time05:52Latest Sunset Time20:18
Weather to Expect
This is a good time to visit Salzburg. The ski season is over but the rush of summer tourists has not yet begun. Everything is in bloom and the weather has usually started to settle down. Bonus is that there is still snow on the mountains so don’t forget your camera. Starting to feel like summer with temperatures ranging from 21⁰C to 9⁰C.
What to Wear
Clothing can be lighter unless you plan to go into the mountains where it still can be cool.
Average Rainfall Days16Average Hours of Sunshine7
Latest Sunrise Time05:50Earliest Sunset Time20:20
Earliest Sunrise Time05:14Latest Sunset Time20:57
Weather to Expect
Summer has arrived with temperatures ranging from 23⁰C to 13⁰C. With the warm weather comes the threat of rain for which Salzburg is famous. If its hot and humid expect thunderstorms towards the end of the day.
What to Wear
Light clothing is OK but maybe pack an emergency rain poncho!
Average Rainfall Days19Average Hours of Sunshine7
Latest Sunrise Time05:13Earliest Sunset Time20:58
Earliest Sunrise Time05:12Latest Sunset Time21:10
Weather to Expect
Its high summer with temperatures ranging from 25⁰C to 14⁰C but can get really hot with temperatures over 30⁰C . This means it can be stiflingly hot in the city with thunderstorms triggered in the evenings.
There is an outside swimming pool at Volksgarten not far from the city centre if you really want to cool down.
What to Wear
Light clothing is OK with perhaps a jumper for the evening. Wise to have a rainproof jacket with you if it rain is forecast.
Average Rainfall Days17Average Hours of Sunshine7
Latest Sunrise Time05:43Earliest Sunset Time20:44
Earliest Sunrise Time05:13Latest Sunset Time21:09
Weather to Expect
Summer is still going strong with temperatures ranging from 25⁰C to 14⁰C but can get hot for a few days. Days are getting a bit shorter.
What to Wear
Summer clothing with a rain jacket is all you need.
Average Rainfall Days17Average Hours of Sunshine7
Latest Sunrise Time06:26Earliest Sunset Time19:50
Earliest Sunrise Time05:44Latest Sunset Time20:43
Weather to Expect
Getting cooler as Autumn approaches and the weather can be a bit unpredictable again. It can be hot and sunny like in summer, but a rain shower will reduce the temperature significantly. Temperatures now 20⁰C to 10⁰C.
What to Wear
Light clothing is still ok but it will be cooler in the evenings. Light layers are a good idea with a jumper to hand if it turns cool. Don't forget a rain jacket.
Average Rainfall Days13Average Hours of Sunshine7
Latest Sunrise Time07:05Earliest Sunset Time18:49
Earliest Sunrise Time06:25Latest Sunset Time19:48
Weather to Expect
Autumn is here with lovely colours in the trees. You can still expect a few very warm and sunny days, but over-all, temperatures are decreasing. Temperatures range from 17⁰ to 12⁰. Statistically this is the month with the lowest chance of rain.
Clocks go back 1 hour on 27th October 2018.
What to Wear
Long sleeves and layers is the order of day but be prepared for hot or chilly rainy days.
Average Rainfall Days12Average Hours of Sunshine4
Latest Sunrise Time07:06Earliest Sunset Time16:51
Earliest Sunrise Time06:50Latest Sunset Time18:47
Weather to Expect
Winter is in the air and the first snowfalls are likely especially in the mountains, also expect fog and rain. Temperatures 11⁰ to 4⁰ with frosts likely at night. On a cheerier note, the Christmas markets open in the city in late November.
What to Wear
Bring warm clothing, have a hat and scarf handy and wear warm socks and proper shoes. Rain jacket will be necessary.
Average Rainfall Days14Average Hours of Sunshine2
Latest Sunrise Time07:34Earliest Sunset Time16:18
Earliest Sunrise Time06:51Latest Sunset Time18:50
Weather to Expect
No surprises, it will be cold with temperatures 4⁰ to 2⁰. Frosts most nights with temperatures down to -3⁰C but it can be a lot colder so be prepared.
The Christmas markets are in full swing where you can enjoy mulled wine (Gluhwein) or a hot chocolate with rum.

What to Wear
Winter is upon us so bring warm clothing that you can wear in layers. Hat and scarf with warm socks and good shoes is a good idea.
Average Rainfall Days16 (Some with snow)Average Hours of Sunshine1
Latest Sunrise Time07:56Earliest Sunset Time16:17
Earliest Sunrise Time07:35Latest Sunset Time16:24