Innsbruck Weather

Innsbruck Weather Overview:
Innsbruck is located high up in the Austrian Tyrol and the altitude plays a large part in the city’s climate. Nights are cold at all times of the year with large variations between day and night temperatures in summer. Snow and ice are big problems in winter and summer days can be unpredictable.
All Time Highs and Lows:
Innsbruck recorded an all-time high of 99.3f in the summer of 2003 and shivered in a temperature of -21.1C in the winter of 2009. Temperatures close to these extremes are not unusual.

Weather Science:
Some distance from the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts, Innsbruck has a continental climate according to the Koppen classification system. Typical weather associated with this gives hot summer days and cold, snowy winters. Short springs and summer storms are also typical.

The Seasons:

Spring: Spring in Innsbruck is mainly covered by March and April for, by May, the weather has set itself into its summer pattern. Spring comes suddenly, for temperatures, which average below zero for much of February, rise five or six degrees in March and keep rising steadily although it’s still likely you’ll see snow in April which records an average of nearly two days snow a year.

Summer: Summers can be unpredictable with days where the temperature is over ninety and others where it barely makes it above sixty. Rainfall is at its highest for the year with July having three times or more the precipitation of January. Sunshine levels are OK but average only seven hours a day through July and August; the potential for storms reducing the totals.

Autumn: Autumn weather can be good. The summer rainfall drops away considerably as temperatures fall yet September and October regularly experience days when the temperature is into the seventies. It’s not until November that the six hours of sunshine a day start to fade and temperatures reduce.

Winter: Innsbruck is certainly a winter wonderland and for a world famous ski resort it won’t be a surprise to hear that nearly two feet of snow falls each month on average during the winter. It would be unusual for the temperatures to rise above freezing during this time and a day time average for the depths of winter is around -5C

Best Time to Visit:
Late spring and autumn are the best times to visit unless you’re a skier. During these seasons the weather is pleasant with little rain and often plenty of sun. Winter sports enthusiasts can be assured of perfect conditions for their sport between late December and March.