While there is torrential rain in the valleys, there is fresh snow on the mountains.
There was even fresh snow on the mountains of western Austria – in the middle of August.
The snow line temporarily dropped to 2000 meters, particularly affected were Vorarlberg, Tyrol and Salzburg.
Flood: The first rivers are already overflowing
Heavy rains in the night of Tuesday led to muckings and traffic disruptions in large parts of Austria. The flood pre-alarm was triggered in Steyr (Upper Austria) because the Enns is approaching a water level of five meters. In Carinthia, the railway line between Feldkirchen and Villach is interrupted at several points after mudslides and landslides.