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Weather Forecast for Bad Gastein at 1655 m altitude

issued: 1am 26 Oct 2014 (local time)
Previous weeks

Days 0-3 Bad Gastein Weather Summary:

Mostly dry. Mild temperatures (max 6°C on Tue afternoon, min 1°C on Mon night). Wind will be generally light.

Days 4-6 Bad Gastein Weather Summary:

Light rain (total 2.0mm), mostly falling on Thu afternoon. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Thu afternoon, min 0°C on Fri night). Wind will be generally light.
Sunday 26 Monday 27 Tuesday 28 Wednesday 29 Thursday 30 Friday 31
AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
rain showers
light rain
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind (km/h)
5 N5
5 NE5
0 NE0
5 ESE5
10 SE10
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
10 SSE10
5 WSW5
5 NNW5
5 NNW5
10 NW10
10 NW10
10 NW10
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
10 NNW10
5 WNW5
Summary snow shwrs some clouds clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear clear some clouds rain shwrs light rain some clouds some clouds some clouds
Snow map
T alps snow sum26.cc23
T alps snow sum27.cc23
T alps snow sum28.cc23
T alps snow sum29.cc23
T alps snow sum30.cc23
T alps snow sum31.cc23
Snow cm - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Rain mm - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 1 - - -
Max °C 4 5 4 4 5 2 4 6 4 5 6 4 6 7 3 3 4 2
Min °C 2 5 2 2 4 1 2 5 2 4 6 2 3 5 2 1 3 0
WChill °C -1 4 2 2 2 -2 0 3 0 3 6 -1 0 2 -1 -2 1 -2
Rel. hum. % 89 83 83 58 68 54 48 57 40 49 60 61 54 89 90 87 85 66
Freezing level (m) 2400 2600 2350 2700 2750 2400 2650 2650 2400 2500 2500 2200 2600 2600 2300 2200 2300 2000
Bad Gastein freezing level scale
snowy slope Bad Gastein freezing level
Sunrise 7:41 - - 7:41 - - 7:43 - - 7:45 - - 7:47 - - 7:48 - -
Sunset - 18:00 - - 17:59 - - 17:57 - - 17:55 - - 17:53 - - 17:52 -

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The above table gives the weather forecast for Bad Gastein at the specific elevation of 1655 m. Our sophisticated weather models allow us to provide snow forecasts for the top, middle and bottom ski stations of Bad Gastein. To access the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider view of the weather, check out the Weather Map of Austria. Click here to read further information on freezing levels and how we forecast our temperatures.

Visitor Reviews of Bad Gastein

A Zulu on Skis from United Kingdom writes:

I went to Bad Gastein for the first time in the 2005/6 season and I have been back many times since then. It is hard to beat the setting of the town with the spectacular waterfall. Despite having had more than 100 days of skiing there on various trips, it has never felt as thought we have been running out of options in the valley. We have had trips there any time from Christmas to a very late Easter and there are always places to ski. The ski bus network is excellent but if it is within you reach, get a car. It will add versatility and get you to where you want quicker, for that early morning ski on those satin corduroy groomed pistes.
In “Kaiser Wetter” (weather fit for a King) Sportsgastein, at 2700m, delivers some of the best views in the Eastern Alps, back down the Gastein Valley and across to Grosglockner, Austria’s highest mountain. After fresh snow there is some great off-piste. The blue run is good for beginners not scared of a challenge and the black from the middle to the bottom will really test your control, as you approach the river at the bottom. It is snowsure to end April.
Stubnerkogel and Schlossalm have extensive linked skiing, snowparks and many “Hutte and Alms” to eat at. My favourite runs are Hohe Scharte Nord (H1) which if skied to the bottom is reputedly the longest run in the Eastern Alps (>14km) and Jungeralm (B19/22), both referred to in our family as “going over the back”. Angeltal is the linking ski centre, you will see a lot of it but I would advise to eat elsewhere on the mountain. It is, however, a great meeting place and fantastic for beginners. If you are one, go there to start.
Dorfgastein and Grossarl is another linked mountain with extensive skiing and well worth a visit. There are some good short wide blue slopes for beginners at the top of Kreuzkogel. I have always found the lift system on the Grossarl side a bit awkward for getting back to Dorfgastein but all in all definitely worth a day or two.
Graukogel, simply referred to a Grau in our family and, as classic onomatopoeia, pronounced with a guttural growl. Difficult to get to, slow lifts, no snow making, basic infrastructure but overwhelmingly my favourite place. Crowds, what are those? Top to middle Black and Red will have you doing circuits because you can’t get enough. The blue run is a fairy tale jeep track that I would take any 1 week in beginner on to really get them on the hook.
Night life, if you are young you have to branch out using “The Silver Bullet Bar“ as your starting point. If you have a family I would recommend doing Bellvue Alm. The rickety single seat chairlift to get up there, the views and the really traditional setting will make it an evening to remember and for those brave enough, take a toboggan to get down.
So that is the Gastein valley but your ski pass can take you much further. If you are a group of 6 or more get up early and arrange a taxi to take you to Zauchensee and do a ski safari back to Dorfgastein from there (~70km), it involves a few very short ski bus or taxi hops but tales of a finer days skiing will be hard to find after that.

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