Heavy storms followed a weekend of record breaking temperatures throughout Austria on Sunday evening. Large parts of the country were affected as thunder storms, heavy hail and rain swept through Austria. In Tirol large numbers of trees fell onto roads due to heavy winds, power lines were brought down leaving some households without power. Salzburg […]
Ski resorts forced to remain closed by a lack of snow in December have now been forced to close many runs because of too much snow. Ski resorts across Austria and Switzerland say they are now struggling to cope after metres of snow combined with high winds and stormy conditions over the past 48 hours […]
Vast areas of the largest Austrian province were hit by strong winds and intense rainfall yesterday evening (Thurs). Several districts were affected, officials in Lower Austria said today. Twenty-eight fire brigades were in action to free roads from mud and cellars from water. Collapsed trees brought traffic to a halt on some of the province’s […]
Gale-force winds warning
Meteorologists have announced a gale warning for many parts of Austria.Experts at the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) said today (Fri) winds raging at around 100 kilometres per hour (kph) registered in mountainous areas of the province of Styria last night. They added storms of a similar scale are likely to hit Lower […]
Wind tears off school roof
Strong winds have caused substantial damage to a school in Vienna.A 50-square-metre panel of a primary schools flat roof was stripped off yesterday (Mon), police in Floridsdorf district said today. No one was injured when small fragments of the cover fell onto a nearby playground.Repair works are expected to take some more days.