Austria enjoys a temperate Central European climate with four
distinct seasons. Summers are hot with cool nights. In Vienna and
other low-lying cities temperatures during the day can get
uncomfortably hot over July and August. Winters are cold, below
freezing in January and February. The ski season in the Alps runs
from December to April but the mountains are also popular with
hikers and climbers over the summer when the weather is usually
warm and bright.