Wettest spring since 1858

Spring this year has been one with the most rainfall since 1858. The Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) came to this conclusion yesterday (Wed).

Austria ImmigrationMoreover, the last time with such few sunny hours was in 1991. The average temperature was only 0.4 degrees Celsius below the average.

However, there were big differences: the highest temperature (29.3 degrees Celsius) was registered on 26 April in Langenlois (Lower Austria) and the lowest temperatures was registered in Seefeld (Tyrol) on 16 March (-19.0 degrees Celsius).

There was 35 percent more precipitation Austrian wide than the average from 1981 to 2010. This is why spring 2013 is one of the seven springs with the most precipitation in the last 155 years.

The ZAMG registered most precipitation from East Tyrol to Carinthia to South Burgenland by 50 to 100 percent.

The temperature turned out to be nothing special: since 1767, this year was only in 171st place.

“If you go more into detail you realise the ‘weaknesses’ quickly. Spring in the past few years was significantly warmer. This has been the coolest spring since 2006. The combination of a lot of rain and less sunshine led to the impression that it was a very bad spring (…)”, said Alexander Orlik, climatologist of ZAMG.

Source: http://austriantimes.at/news/General_News/2013-05-30/48864/Wettest_spring_since_1858

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