From October to April there are more favourable sunshine, radiation and cloud cover conditions in St. Veit im Pongau than there are in lowland areas. For instance, the town has only a third of the fog frequency experienced in the city of Salzburg. This bias predominantly comes into effect in autumn and winter when in lower locations the flow-off of cold air results in longer lasting fog cover. Such persistent fog situations, as in the large valleys and in the Alpine foothills, are very rare. The somewhat shorter duration of sunshine, compared to the flatter regions in the province, as a result of cumulus clouds above the mountains between May and August, is of little consequence.
In St. Veit im Pongau strong contrasts in brightness and colour (for instance bright clouds on blue skies, sunlit inner forest areas, vibrant autumn landscapes), enhanced UV radiation and characteristic cumulus clouds above the mountains, have a stimulating effect.