Prague Panoramic view of Prague – Image courtesy of David Iliff/Wikipedia

Best time to visit Prague

The best time to visit Prague is in spring (April and May) or autumn (September and October), when crowds have thinned and the weather is still pleasant.

However, for the best weather visit Prague in July and August when high temperatures average 23°C (73°F).

Typically, the climate is warm from May through to September. However, evenings can still be a chilly and often require a sweater or light jacket.

Prague enjoys a temperate continental climate with warm, wet summers and cold winters, while spring and autumn experience a range of different weather conditions.


Prague weather

Summer is warm with daily highs averaging in the low-to-mid 20Cs.

July and August are the hottest months of summer with temperatures averaging a high of 23°C (73°F), but midday temperatures often reach 30°C (86°F).

Summer is also the wettest time for Prague. Fortunately, the sun shines for more than eight hours per day on average.

Autumn weather sees less rain as the climate gets progressively colder.

September is still warm but from October temperatures start to drop with an average daytime temperature of 3°C (37°F) in November and the first winter snow falls in November.

Winter in Prague is very cold with often heavy snowfalls. The average daytime temperature in winter sits around 2°C (35°F) dropping to around -5°C (23°F) at night.

Spring is cold, often with snow, frost and freezing temperatures. The average temperature in March is around 4°C (39°F), but by May temperatures average 18°C (64°F).

Rainfall is fairly low in winter and the city enjoys lots of beautifully crisp clear days, although the hours of sunshine drop to around three to four hours daily.


Seasons

High season: Midsummer is considered high season in Prague, with the disadvantage of crowds of visitors basking in the sunny weather.

Try to avoid travel during the Christmas, New Year's and Easter holidays, when the city fills with tour groups from Germany and Italy. Expect high hotel and restaurant prices.

Off season: Winter, from January to February and from November to mid-December. It is generally cold with occassional snow but there are much less crowds and winter is the driest season.


Prague – Monthly Weather

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Ave Temp (°C) -3 -2 4 7 13 16 18 18 14 9 3 0
Ave High Temp (°C) 0 2 8 12 18 21 23 23 19 13 5 2
Ave Low Temp (°C) -5 -5 0 2 7 10 12 12 9 5 0 -2
Sunshine (Hrs daily) 2 3 5 6 8 9 8 8 6 4 2 1
Daylight (Hrs daily) 9 10 12 14 15 17 16 15 13 11 9 8
Comfort Level Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity
Ave Humidity (%) 90 85 80 70 70 70 70 70 80 85 90 90
UV Index 1 1 3 4 6 7 6 6 4 2 1 1
Days with some Rain 13 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 10 12 13 14
Ave Rainfall (mm) 30 30 30 40 70 70 70 70 40 30 40 30
(Prague, Czech Republic) J F M A M J J A S O N D

Note: Meteorological data is sourced from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).


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Latest update: Best time to visit Prague: 7 December, 2019


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