The Alpine Center Rudolfshütte was Austria’s wettest place in 2021. This is reported by the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG). Several Salzburg measuring stations can be found with extreme values in the annual climate table.
At the Rudolfshütte at 2,300 meters above sea level, 2,300 millimeters of annual precipitation was measured in 2021, i.e. 2,300 liters per square meter. That’s a lot, but over the last 30 years it was even wetter there. For comparison: The driest place Austria’s war in 2021 Podersdorf in Burgenland. Only around 370 liters of annual precipitation was measured there.
There are other Salzburg places that can be found in the Austria-wide table of extreme climate values for 2021: St. Veit (Pongau) recorded twelve percent more rainfall than the long-term average, in Zell am See (Pinzgau) the average temperature in 2021 was seven degrees more than half a degree lower than usual, but at the same time in Zell am See with 1,800 hours of sunshine, 15 percent more sun than usual was measured.
Gollinger Krieg Heat Pole, Radstadt Cold Pole
For the entire federal state, the ZAMG reports three percent less precipitation than usual for 2021, 0.2 degrees less average temperature than usual, but on the other hand also two percent more hours of sunshine.
The highest annual temperature at a single measuring point was 34.1 degrees in Golling (Tennengau) at the beginning of July, the lowest temperature on the mountain was minus 26 degrees at Sonnblick in February, the lowest temperature in the valley was almost minus 20 degrees in Radstadt (Pongau) just now December just ended. The warmest annual average temperature nationwide was measured at 9.5 degrees in the city of Salzburg – this was a track cooler than the long-term value.