May has been much too cool so far: This month there will be no trace of summer either, the chances of warmth will only increase next week.
With a deviation of around -2 degrees from the long-term average, May has so far been one thing above all: significantly too cool. Not that much changes in the last few meters of the month. After the shiver April with a record minus, it could also be one of the coldest May months in the past 30 years.
Only with the beginning of June and thus the meteorological summer at the beginning of next week, according to the experts of the Austrian Severe Weather Center (UZW), the chances of temperatures corresponding to the season slowly rise again.
The weather situation in detail
Apart from a few summery days in the first half of the month, cool air masses dominate in Austria this May 2021, the reason for this being the lively low pressure activity over the Atlantic and the North Sea. These lows repeatedly draw moist and fresh sea air in; a stable spring high has so far been sought in vain this month.
It is therefore not surprising that this year’s May is currently holding a deviation of -2 degrees compared to the long-term average.
“The last time we experienced a similarly cold May was two years ago. Before that, however, you have to look back to 1991 to find an even colder May,” says Manfred Spatzierer, chief meteorologist at the Severe Weather Center.
Cold front on Thursday, …
Am Thursday we cross the cold front of deep Nathan from west to east with rain showers, in the south there are also thunderstorms in the afternoon. The 20-degree mark is only reached from Lower Carinthia to southern Burgenland, otherwise it will noticeably cool down again.
… low altitude at the weekend
With Hoch Waltraud appears on Friday temporarily friendlier and with up to 23 degrees in the Inn valley warmer weather again, that weekend but already brings the next so-called low altitude. According to the weather experts, where this will be positioned exactly is still fraught with greater uncertainty.
What is certain, however, is that the temperatures usually remain subdued at 13 to 20 degrees and rain showers will be our constant companion.
The weather models are currently also pointing to this Beginning of the new week and thus the meteorological summer does not indicate any significant warming. In the further course of the week, however, from today’s perspective, the chances of temperatures rise again significantly above the 20 degree mark.
Recovery in June?
A look back at 2019 shows how quickly the change from fresh May to midsummer heat can be made. As is well known, May was almost 3 degrees too cold, similar to this year, the highs in the last third of May only fluctuated between 10 and 20 Degree.
In June, however, the summer suddenly gave full throttle, less than two weeks after the change of month it was 30 degrees. In the further course of June, records were even set with up to 38 degrees.
We see: if the weather is right, things can go very quickly.
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