Problems could therefore arise on roads, railway lines and in the power supply, for example when trees fall under the weight of snow.
“Especially in the area from Vorarlberg via North Tyrol, Salzburg and Upper Austria to the Mostviertel and Upper Styria, 20 to 50 centimeters of fresh snow can be expected by Friday, especially at higher altitudes, occasionally around 100 centimeters. Snowfall can occur below 1,000 meters above sea level turn to rain, especially on Friday, and the amount of snow will be less,” reported Pehsl.
According to Geosphere Austria, the weather situation, with strong to stormy winds at times, will most likely continue until the beginning of next week. From Saturday to Tuesday, further seasons of humid air will bring heavy snowfall from the north-west, especially on the north side of the Alps. Further developments are still very uncertain. From the current perspective, the weather will calm down on Wednesday and sunny and very cold winter weather will prevail in the second half of the week.