Region

Southern Styria is today the southern part of the Austrian province of Styria.
This aria forms the hilly transition from the rough Alps to the wide Pannonian
lowlands.
“Südsteiermark” (Southern Styria) encompasses the political districts
Deutschlandsberg, Leibnitz and Suedoststeiermark and should not be confused with
the southern part of historic Styria, today part of “Untersteiermark” (Lower Styria),
which belongs to Slovenia.
Southern Styria lies in the area of influence of the Mediterranean Sea in the so-
called Illyrian climate zone and extends from southern Carinthia to the southeast of
Austria.

The average temperature in January is around 0 ° C and in July around 22 ° C. In
midsummer days of over 30 ° C are not uncommon and sometimes the temperature
rises to 40 ° C.

Particularly in the autumn the high-pressure current approaching from the Adriatic
also known as Adria-high, causes a significantly milder climate than in the more
northern areas -”Hochsteiermark”.
In summertime, in turn, southern Austria receives higher rainfall with numerous
thunderstorms from the direction of the Adriatic. And due to its southern exposure
this region also shows the most hours of sunshine in Austria. Limited by the
inversion situation even in winter lower temperatures prevail.

The average temperature in January is around 0 ° C and in July around 22 ° C. In
midsummer days of over 30 ° C are not uncommon and sometimes the temperature
rises to 40 ° C.