Moderate temperatures on New Year’s Eve

Temperatures will range between minus eight and zero degrees centigrade around midnight on New Year’s Eve (Fri), according to meteorologists.Forecasts presented today (Weds) show that temperatures will not drop as drastically as on most previous nights when the quicksilver plunged to minus 20 degrees centigrade in some areas in Austria.Sunshine is expected across the country in the morning and around midday on New Year’s Eve before some clouds will appear later in the day. Chances for significant snowfall, strong winds and rain on Friday night are however low, according to today’s reports.Top daytime temperatures will range between minus one and plus six degrees centigrade on New Year’s Day.Citizens and tourists in vast parts of Austria were challenged by massive snowfall earlier this month and in November before a slight temperature increase and rainfall melted the snow in most areas around Christmas Eve.Hundreds of thousands of Austrians and holidaymakers are expected to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Vienna, Salzburg and other cities as well as in the Austrian Alps’ many ski resorts.