Czech Republic Weather Guide
There’s never a bad time to visit the Czech Republic. Every season has its benefits with snow in winter, good times and festivals in summer and smaller crowds and lovely weather in spring and autumn.
Season and Clothing
Summer: June to August
Like most Europeans, the Czechs holiday in the summertime, so you can expect higher room rates. But it’s also when the supply of cheap accommodation options open up with universities hiring out student dorms, so it’s a win-win. Summer is also when most of the festivals are held and the weather is warm and lovely with temps ranging from 20 to 27 degrees Celsius. It also rains a fair bit though, so pack a raincoat or umbrella.
Autumn: September to November
For most destinations in Czech Republic, September is arguably the best time to visit when the weather is still warm and the crowds are smaller. This is a great season to explore the parks and beautiful wilderness of the country and admire the changing colours of the scenery. Later in autumn though, it can be quite chilly, particularly in the mornings and evenings. Pack something warm just in case.
Winter: December to February
Winter in the Czech Republic is pretty magical when the beautiful architecture is blanketed with snow. High in the mountains, this is high season though, so you will pay a little extra for the pretty scenery. It’s not the time of year to come if you want to check out every castle, museum and gallery as many of them are closed. Over Christmas and New Year, room rates peak, particularly in Prague. Temperature-wise, it’s pretty cold reaching as low as -5 degrees Celsius in the cities and as low as -15 degrees in the mountains.
Spring: March to May
Spring is another great time to visit the Czech Republic if you don’t want to fight the crowds. The rooms are cheaper and the weather is rather nice with temps reaching around an average of 20 degrees Celsius. The weather from March to May can be pretty unpredictable however, with lots of rainy weather and sometimes flooding. Make sure you pack for a variety of climatic conditions and opt for clothes you can layer.