Prague Weather Guide
Prague experiences four distinct seasons. The winters are freezing with plenty of snow but little sunshine while summer days are fine and warm. The transition seasons of autumn and spring vary greatly in temperatures from warm begginigns and winter-like ends for autumn and vice versa for spring.
Season and Clothing
Summer: June to August
Prague summers are lovely. The days are long and the temperatures are perfect, generally hovering around 23 degrees. You’ll find there are some days that are a bit warmer though, reaching up to 30 degrees. It can be quite humid in July and August, which is the high season for tourism. During this time of year the city’s tourist attractions can be crowded, but to handle the additional numbers many places are open late. While the weather is lovely and warm it does rain a lot in summer, so make sure you pack a raincoat.
Average temperatures: 10 – 23 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Light and comfortable layers.
Don’t forget: An umbrella and something warm for night-time.
Autumn: September to November
There’s quite a big difference in temperature from September to November. September days can reach around 19 degrees, while November days are around 5 degrees and as low as zero degrees, bringing snow. While it can be quite cold, autumn in Prague a pretty time of year to visit. This season is also relatively tourist free so you can stroll along the Charles Bridge uninterrupted.
Average temperatures: 0 – 19 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Warm layers, jeans, t-shirts, jumpers.
Don’t forget: A warm and waterproof coat.
Winter: December to February
Brrrr. Prague winters are freeeeezzzing. The sun doesn’t come out much, but on the plus side it’s low season for tourism, so you won’t pay inflated rates unless you’re visiting over the holidays. Despite the cold weather, over New Years you will find crowds celebrating in the streets. It often snows throughout January and February turning the Prague fairyland into a winter wonderland. Come in winter if you can brave the cold and if you’re a lover of opera, theatre and concerts – there are a bunch of events on at this time of year.
Average temperatures: -5 – 2 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Lots of warm layers, big coats, thermals, gloves and scarves.
Don’t forget: You dancing shoes for New Year’s.
Spring: March to May
After a long cold winter, the people of Prague are so thrilled to see spring arrive. They even burn witches to celebrate (see our things to do page). The snow’s melting, the fruit trees are blossoming and it’s warming up. There aren’t too many tourists around either, so you’ll pay lower room rates and won’t have to fight crowds at attractions. The start of spring is a little chilly, but it warms up to around 18 degrees in May – making it the perfect weather for the Czech Beer Festival. Running over 17 days in May, this festival is the biggest beer festival in all of Czech Republic.
Average temperatures: 0 – 18 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Warm layers, jeans, jumpers and a coat.
Don’t forget: Your beer drinking shoes.