Bratislava Weather Guide

Landlocked Bratislava is a lengthy 6 hours from the Adriatic Sea, so the climate is decidedly mild, never quite reaching the forbidding temperatures of the mountains. The annual mean temperature of Bratislava is a low 10 degrees Celsius.

Seasons and Clothing

Summer: June to August

Summertime in Bratislava is a languid experience as residents enjoy mild temperatures, ranging from the seasonally warm 25 degree Celsius to lows of 14 degrees Celsius. Expect a few showers here and there as 11 days are normally put aside for rainy weather. Wind gusts are reasonably minimal, so don’t be afraid to bust out your favourite skirt on a hot day or relax by Zlaté Piesky in bright boardshorts.

Average temperatures: 15 - 19 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Jeans, tees and shirts with a jacket for night. Pack a stylish jumper to keep off the twilight chill.
Don't forget: A camera. See Bratislava in full bloom.

 

Autumn: September to November

In Bratislava, autumn means things are getting wetter and wetter. As temperatures plummet, Bratislava is treated to heavy rainfall and thick morning mists. Smatterings of fine weather may lure you into a false hope but these anomalies only last for a few days before the downpour returns. Head indoors to check out the museums until the weather fines up.

Average temperatures: 8 - 12 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Jeans, pants, long-sleeve shirts and heavier jackets.
Don't forget: A scarf and gloves. 

 

Winter: December to February

Winter in Bratislava can be magical, but mostly, it’s just cold. Rug up and head out to see a city suspended in ice and swirling falls of snow – while the visuals are worth it, it’s hard to get past the stomach-clenching minus-zero temperatures. Bratislava in winter is the perfect base for those who love to ski, snowboard or drink by a log fire.

Average temperatures: -1 - 2 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Jeans, a coat, long-sleeve shirts, thick jumpers and waterproof boots.
Don't forget: Warm pyjamas. 

 

Spring: March to May

Spring signals festival season to much of Bratislava - the air loses its cutting edge in March, settling into mildly chilly territory; the wind dies down; and the Mediterranean front loses some of its power. There’s nothing quite like seeing the gardens coated in early flowers, glistening with a wintry frost as two seasons fight to exist. Make sure you check out the Easter parade through Old Town!

Average temperatures: 8 - 12 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Jeans, pants, long-sleeve shirts and a warm coat.
Don't forget: A hat and sunnies.