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If you understand the climate in Prague, it will make it much easier for you to plan your trip.  Details on a short term forecast are available online, but a longer term forecast based on climatic trends will give you a good base on what to expect in each season. Prague is actually known for its weather extremes so be sure to pack accordingly and be prepared in advance.

Temperatures and Weather Conditions in Prague

The city of Prague experiences a continental climate that is greatly influenced by weather patterns coming in from Siberia to the east and from the Atlantic to the west.  In fact, the city is also known for its extreme weather from brutally cold winters to hot summers.  In between, the weather is pleasant in both the spring and fall months and therefore, this is usually the best time to visit the city.  While the average temperatures are the warmest in July and August with average highs of approximately 23 degrees Celsius, it is not uncommon for temperatures to climb to 35 degrees over the same time period.  Winters can also be cold with temperatures getting as cold as -15 degrees Celsius on occasion.  Snow is actually rare in the city, but it can happen.  Overall, Prague will receive 525 millimeters of precipitation over the course of a full year. This precipitation is fairly evenly distributed over twelve months with the wettest time coming between May and August.  The winter months are generally a little bit drier.  No matter when you visit, you will want to have either rain gear or an umbrella with you just to be on the safe side.

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Temperatures in Prague

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Weather in Winter

While winter in Prague can be quite cold, it is also a great time to visit the city. When it snows, the city looks like a fairly land and there is plenty to do, especially for those who love concerts and the opera. Also, keep in mind that many tourist destinations will have reduced hours because it will get dark as early as 4:00 in December and January and 5:00 in February. Be sure to pack warm clothes including a heavy coat and shoes that will keep your feet warm as you explore the city. read more

Weather in Spring

Spring is considered to be one of the best times to visit Prague since the weather is mild and not too hot or oppressive. In addition, the city’s numerous gardens are in full bloom and the hotel rates are still very reasonable. The weeks in early spring might still be chilly, but from mid-April until May, the weather will only continue to get warmer with each passing day.

 

Weather in Summer

Summer in the city can be oppressive with highs climbing to near 35 degrees Celsius on occasion. Summers can also be oppressive with high humidity values from June until the middle of September. While some of the residents head to cooler regions, there is still plenty to do during this time as tourist destinations are open late and many restaurants have areas where you can sit outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather while enjoying dinner and a drink. However, afternoon rain showers are common so keep an umbrella with you late in the day.

 

Weather in Fall

Autumn is also one of the best times to visit the city of Prague. The brightly colored trees offer spectacular views and the days are usually still filled with sunshine as this is one of the driest times of the year. The end of the season can start getting cold, so early fall is generally the best time to visit.

 

Off season – January to March and November

This can be a good time to visit the city if you don’t mind the cold weather.   The crowds are usually much thinner and visitors can get good deals on airfare and hotel rooms. November can also be a good time to visit before it gets really cold and the snows begin to set in.

Clothes and Packing

The weather in Prague can be highly changeable over a short period of time. It is advisable to take a rain jacket to account for any sudden showers. The summer months are typically the wettest so definitely keep either a jacket or umbrella during this time. However, if you forget your umbrella, there is always a restaurant or café nearby that you can duck into. If you plan on traveling to the city in the summer months, be sure to take shorts and short sleeved shirts to account for the heat and humidity. If you travel to the city in the winter, be sure to take plenty of sweaters, long sleeve shirts and heavy jackets to keep you warm against the chill. For both the spring and fall months, dress in layers to account for quickly changing conditions. No matter what time of the year you visit, be sure to pack comfortable shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking to see the sights.

Asthma warning

If you suffer from breathing problems such as asthma, it may be a good idea to visit Prague in a season other than the summer. That is because the pollution in the city can lead to bad air quality during the summer months and can make breathing quite difficult. If you have issues, be sure to have your inhaler with you at all times.

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65 comments

  1. My wife and I (seniors) are deciding whether to visit Prague during the first half of april or late april-early may. We’re trying to balance cost against weather. Some good advice would be appreciated. Thanks very much.

    • The start of febuary can be very cold pack warm clothers a good pair of hiking shoes as a lot of ice on the ground we went last year at start of febuary last year Take thermols with you as well.Enjoy we are going back in febuary as well but a couple of weeks in.

  2. CHRISTIANA PAPAMICHAEL

    I’m planning a trip to Praque next week 26/7. What will the weather be like? I’m coming from Cyprus and the temperature reaches at 43 degrees here!!!!!

  3. What’s the weather like in Prague during the early/mid part of April?

    • hi. prague weather in march very changable. i was there during march.sunny one moment blizzard the next.still worth the visit.food exelent.lager 10 star. trams very good. beware the taxi!!! enjoy.

  4. Hi everyone,
    My boyfriend and I have planned to go to Pargue at the beginning of Feburary, does anyone know what sort of weather we should expect?
    Also, is there anything out of the city that should not be missed? we will be there for 4 days.
    Thanks for your help.

  5. I’m thinking of going to Prague in November. I don’t mind if it’s cold, but will the sun be out much?

  6. Hi everyone!

    I need to know how’s the weather in March. Me and my fiancé will spend 4 days there and we’d like to be well prepared!

    Thank you in advance for posting 😉

  7. Diana Alv Iversen

    Hi! I love Prauge and I´ve been there a few years ago when I was 13. Me and my best friend are going there for a week around 1:th of November. Can you please tell me what the weather´s like? How cold/warm is it? Does it rain a lot: average, how many days in the month? Are there still leafs on the trees, or are most of them gone? The perfect timing would be to travel to Prauge in the autumn in the very end of the summer. I don´t really care about how cold it is, as long as the weather´s good. Thanks!

    • The weather at this time is getting colder – expect highest daytime temperatures of around 5 to 8 Celsius. The days can be grey, seemingly without end. Pack a warm jacket. The city will be less crowed, and autumn in Prague is also a very nice season for a visit.

  8. What will the weather be like end of november begining of december?

    • Beginning of December can be quite cold so dress up warmly with plenty of layers. Weather during that time is usually around 0°C to 5°C, sometimes wet mud and occasional snow.

  9. My husband and l are going to Prague in Early November and l was wondering what the weather is normally like there at that time so that l can proprely prepare clothing wise for our trip. l would appreciate your comments please.
    Thanking you in advance Ginge

  10. Will arrive prague May 10. Do I need jacket? What are weather conditions in general, during may? Will I need to layer?

  11. I’ll be in Prague in the 1st week of May. How will the weather be? I’ll have 2 days free (Mon 2nd and Tue 3rd May) to do some sightseeing. Am interested in attending a music concert or a musical. Can anyone advise?

  12. Hi I am looking to visit Prague the very first weekend in November – what sort of weather can I expect and is this a good time to go?

  13. I am planning a trip to Prague in Nov. What will the weather be like?

  14. Will arrive prague May 10. Do I need jacket? What are weather conditions in general, during may? Will I need to layer?

    • This year’s winter is very mild. The average high is 2°C and average low -2°C, which are temperatures comparable; days are short and it gets dark before 5 pm.The average precipitation in December is less than 25 mm and can be in the form of snow or light rain. Prague winter weather can be quite crisp and you will be happy to put on gloves, a warm scarf and a hat. Packing warm clothes is a good idea. Make sure your feet are kept warm in sturdy winter boots with a water resistant sole. Avoid high heels if you can if you plan to do a lot of walking in Prague.

  15. hello,

    me and my friends are going to Prague on the first week of April.is it normally rainy on those days?and can you please give best places to visit?

    thank you,
    joy

  16. I am going to prague on december 29 till january 3rd. i was wondering if there will be snow during this period, and what will be the temperature? Thank you for your replies

  17. What is the weather in Oct. and early Nov. in Prague?

  18. looking for someone who has been in Prague from Oct 31 thru Nov 11. What was the weather during that time period?

  19. My husband and I are going to be in Prague for one week in early April. What sort of weather conditions can we expect. Also, what are some of the ‘must see’ and ‘must do’ things. Do you think Cesky Krumlov, is too far to travel for a day trip. Is it worth going there?Any tips v much appreciated.

    • Hi Val!

      Prague is an amazing city!!

      I’ve done Cesky Krumlov as both an overnight and day trip. I have to say that an overnight is highly recommended vs. day trip. There just really isn’t enough time to see everything PLUS take in a nice lunch or dinner (we did lunch, but I would have preferred a dinner)

      Re: what to see, what to do, I always suggest Vysehrad castle grounds because 1. it gives you a different viewpoint of the city vs. city centre and 2. the cemetary is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, many artists, writers, musicians, etc are buried here (Dvorak and Smetana for example)

      A walk through Petrin Park will delight you, as the trees will have begun their bloom, I think – depending on how long the winter is 😉

      Yes, of course, city centre, Old Town Square, etc etc are the must sees, but do be sure to venture out of the centre, you’ll find delight and wonder everywhere!

      Enjoy your stay!

      Leigh

  20. Hi, I am planning to visit Prague from 9th Mar to 13th Mar 2012 with my wife and 1 year old daughter. Can anyone guide me about the weather around that time? Will it be too cold/ snowing for sight seeing? Thanks

    • Submitted on 2-8-2012 at 06:54pm
      It’s hard to tell what the weather will be like after this winter. As you may know by now, Europe is in the throws of a very very cold snap. With this being said, I would prepare for winter jackets for that early in the month, and of course there would be the possibility of snow. Hopefuly the very very cold will have dissipated somewhat by then. I used to live there for several years and now live in Sunny warm Florida. I am going back at the ned of March for about 3 weeks to visit old friends.

      It’s a wondereful city with wonderful public transportation, and I am sure you will enjoy your visit.

  21. I am visiting Prague in early January next year, What will the weather be like? I hope it snows.

  22. I want to visit Prague on 4th to 8th Nov 2011; what will the weather be like?

  23. If I visit Prague beetween the months of January and April, will a lot of the clubbing scene be closed for the winter?

    • Actually the clubbing scene is not much affected by seasons, except January and February, when it is off-season. You can expect that some city centre clubs which cater especially for tourist groups will open only on selected days, usually Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

  24. Hiya I’m visiting Prague from 18-21st November 2011 – as you’ve recently been back from there, what was the weather like? Is there any places you recommend for us going? – I’m taking my girlfriend there for her Birthday (she doesn’t know it yet! She thinks we’re going Lake District!)

    Many thanks!

  25. My family is planing to Europe during end November, I do not know how weather in Prague, I went there once during summer, I like there very much and this time I will bring my gril together. Do you think is very cold there during end November in Prague and other countries in Europe? Give some advise. Thanks.

  26. I am visiting Prague and would like to pack accordingly. We will leave on September 12, 2011. What might the weather be like around that time? Any suggestions for what to pack? I need to travel light due to baggage limitations.

  27. Hello,

    I am visiting Europe for the first time – seeing Prague! – and would like to pack accordingly. We will leave September 16, 2011. What might the weather be like around that time? Any suggestions for what to pack (not too much, as I plan to bring some things back with me)?

    All suggestions appreciated!

    Best,
    Maegan

  28. My husband and I are planning to stay in Prague 26th-30th December. Please could you advise whether most budget hotels will have good heating and what the outside temperature/weather will be like? Also, are most attractions open during this period?

  29. Hey, I am visiting Prague all month of July. What will the weather be like. Also I would like to know how can i get around and how much will it be for me to get to the airport and back from Masarykova Kolej Thákurova 1 and Opletalová 26? Any ideas?!

  30. 4 of us are coming to prague the second week in may – will it be cooler or warmer?
    also, what is the money used? Can credit cards like visa, american exp. be used. do you have cash machine that could convert the money….are the fees very expensive. Thank you this will be very helpful

    • The weather in May will be glorious.
      Czech Crown is used in CR
      CR is like any other country in Europe, you pop your visa card in the machine and it gives you local currency..depending on who you bank with will depend on how much you pay in charges.

  31. I am planning my first trip to Prague on the 1st March 2011, with my 1 year old son. Is there anything I should know beforehand when taking a baby on my own? What weather can we expect?

    • Hi, my husband and I went to Prague in march 2010 it was very cold lots of snow on the ground went to -15 at night take warm clothes and a hat you will need it. Go to the castle and the square lots of shops there not bad prices. You can eat anywhere so many restaurants all with great food. Have a great time.

  32. Hi

    I am going to Prague just after christmas for New Year
    can anyone tell me of where we can gp for new years eve. We are staying near charles bridge
    will places accept us dressed for the weather.

    Thanks

  33. Hello all, am visiting Prague March 23 – 28 to attend Young Prague International Musical Festival with the Bahamsa National Children’s Choir. Any suggestions to what type of locthing we shall trave in and with. Also what is the temperature like at about that time of the month/year. We are really looking forward to the festival and visiting Prague. There are about 40 in our group.

    • During this time highest daily temperatures will reach 15°C and occasionally even up to 19°C. But weather will be changeable with some occasional showers.

  34. My family is going to Prague on 25 Dec 2010, any advice on the weather? is it too cold & walking difficulties or we should cancelled our trip, your comments.

  35. Hi every one. Am planning to visit Prague mid of Sep, am seeking for any usefull hints. Such like weather during that time, shopping, attractive places, accommodation and etc. Thanks

  36. Hello all,

    My husband and me are planning to visit prague in march end (26th-30th) 2010
    pls can someone advise abt the weather?

    Thank you
    anvi

    • The weather is so variable in march, we have been many times at that time of year, we always take some warm clothing and a light rainproof jacket that easily folds away, last year it was snowing heahiky the next minute it was sunshine and the snow cleared then snow again then sun and that was all in one day

  37. I am planning a trip to Prague between 31st march and 6th april 2010. I have a 7 month old baby with me. Please advise if it will be too windy/cold? what kind of clothes should we pack, especially with the baby. Also, will it be too crowded due to Easter? Any other pointers will be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.

  38. my husband and i are going to prague on 18th feb 2010 and we are staying at Maxmilion hotel and was wondering if you think it will be very cold /snow and do you reccommend dressing up or down when going out at night.

    • This year January in Prague is extremely cold and meteorologists expecting that those weather patterns will last until the end of February. When going out at night definitely take worm clothes, around mid of February temperatures can be around minus -3 C to -8 C (in the late night hours or early morning).

  39. I will be travelling to Prague on 22nd January,2010 for one week. Please advise me on the weather implication. Especially if it very cold.

  40. I am visiting prague on the 9th february 2010 for a week and wanted to check if there is snow in prague at the moment and if i should pack for snow. Marie

    • Yes there is a snow in Prague at the moment (24/JAN/2010) and it is expected to be snowing during upcoming week beginning of 25th JAN. So I would definitely recommend pack some very warm clothes. Just for example today, temperatures reaching up to minus 20 C. Just today there were two deaths of homeless people because of this serve weather conditions.

  41. What would the weather be like in August/september in Czech Republic

    • In Prague it can be quite warm during summer months but never too unbearabley hot with average temperatures around 20°C, higgest daily temperatures around 27°C to 32 °C.

  42. hi, my husbie and I am leaving Miami heading Prague this Saturday. Is it too rainy? We are staying at K&K Central? Any comments on that? Any suggestions on how to get to the hotel? I’ve been reading a lot on different website, but we only have 3 days in Prague….not enough….I know….but that’s what we could get…Being that I have only 3 days…what is a MUST?
    Thank you!!

  43. Shelly Lependorf

    It’s our 50th anniversary. Going from Oct. 21st-30th or so. Weather OK for my husband (w/heart history but pretty good)? Hotel Ambassador-Zlata Husa OK? Back and forth from Budapest same day, or less time in Prague and more in Budapest? Really appreciate your answers and suggestions. I am an artist and we live in the city now so love the energy of cities. Thanks so much.
    Shelly

    • Hi Shelly, I believe the weather will be fine for your husband, though at the end of October it can get cold so you should take warm clothes with you (temperatures around 0C at night, and around 8-12C during the day). Hotel Ambassador is a very nice hotel situated in a convenient location in the heart of the city, with many shopping passages, arcades and malls around. If you wish to visit Budapest from Prague it is a good idea. Both cities are nice, and are very similar in many aspects. From my personal view I would suggest spending more days in Prague and two or three nights in Budapest. Prague city centre is more compact and easier to walk around compared to Budapest which is more spread around. If you plan to enjoy some river cruising, Budapest is a better place than Prague.

  44. My boyfriend and i going to Prague in mid November, what’s the weather and temp like in mid november?
    We trying to figure out how much money to spend daily (exclude hotel),, we would love to go for a nice dinner and go to really nice club..

  45. Very useful information. I had not realised that the rainfall was greater in summer than winter and this rather narrows the choice of visting times for me.

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