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We are often asked what the weather in Prague is like. The truth is, the weather in Prague and in the Czech Republic in general can be very unpredictable. One moment it is sunny the next moment it is raining. One day it feels like summer in August the next day it feels like fall has made an early return. We have to constantly check the Prague weather forecast to know how to dress!

However, all of that said, the monthly weather guide below should give you a basic understanding of what to expect Prague weather wise when YOU come to visit. It’s not a perfect snapshot of what you will find when you come, but it should help you narrow things down drastically to pick a month and a time of year to visit one of our favorite cities in the entire world. 

If you want to know when you should visit the “City of a Hundred Spires” make sure to read our guide to the seasons in Prague

A Guide to Prague Weather

A guide to Old town Prague - Old Town rooftops and Prague Castle

Prague Weather in January

January in Prague tends to be cold, overcast, and a tad gloomy. Gone are the bright lights of the Christmas Markets which give the city such a warm and festive atmosphere.

Seemingly gone is the sun as well, so don’t expect to have even a few sunny days in Prague in January. You’ll be very disappointed if you do, as the sun doesn’t visit very often from behind its winter home of grey clouds.

Statistically this is the coldest month of the year, so visitors coming to Prague in January should pack a full complement of winter clothing, and prepare for rain as well. Chances of snowfall are moderate, but when it DOES fall you are in for a real treat. There are few cities as gorgeous as Prague on a snow day.  

Sunrise occurs at around 8:00 am with sunset coming some eight hours later, a few minutes after 4:00 pm. January in Prague is a good time to explore indoor areas of Prague, such as some of the best museums in the city

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in January average from a high of 37° F to a low of 29° F (3° – 1° C).  

Prague Weather in February

snow on the charles bridge in prague

The weather in Prague in February is pretty much the same as it is in January. Historically February is slightly warmer than January, but by a small margin. There is slightly more day time available, although sunlight is still sparse, as the skies remain overcast and grey. Sunrise occurs around 7:15 am and sets at around 5:30 pm, giving tourists about an hour of precious daylight more than in the previous month. 

Visitors going to Prague in February should pack for winter weather, and be prepared for rain as well. Bringing water-proof shoes or boots might be the key to a happy visit in February. Chances of snow have decreased in recent years but it’s still possible to get lucky and see Prague under a thin blanket of pure white. 

February is a great time to explore some of Prague’s best underground pubs, and it’s also a very good time to plan a skiing vacation to Austria for expats, or for people visiting for enough time to make such a trip a reality. 

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in February average out from a high of 41° to a low of 30° F (5 – -1° C).

Prague Weather in March

Continuing our theme of winter in Prague March is still rather cold, overcast, and wet. You are less likely to encounter freezing temperatures in March, but the weather isn’t going to be something you write home about. Occasionally there come a few days in March where you won’t need a winter jacket, but for the most part visitors coming to Prague in March should pack for wet winter weather. Chances of snowfall are low, but it DOES happen occasionally. 

Sunrise in the middle of March begins around 6:15 am and the average sunset comes at 6:00 pm, giving visitors to Prague in March almost 12 hours of potential daylight, although the actual sun still prefers to hide behind a steel grey sky. 

March is perfect for exploring landmarks of the city without running into as many large groups of tourists as you will encounter later on in the year. Hotels and tours are probably going to be cheaper as well, so March might be a great time to partake in one of the sweet tours you can get while in Prague

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in March average from a high of 50° to a low of 36° F (10° – 2° C).  

Prague Weather in April

April in Prague feels more alive than the previous three months of the year, as Spring begins to peak its face out from the grey skies. Temperatures rise significantly, and toward the end of the month you can expect to see cherry blossoms bloom in parks and streets all across the city. Late April is one of the more beautiful times of the year to visit Prague

There is much more daylight available in Prague in April compared to March. You can expect sunrise at around 6:10 am and sunset at an average of 7:50 pm. Take into account Day Light Savings Time as part of the reason the window of sunlight shifts so dramatically. 

Visitors coming to Prague in April should pack both a light winter jacket, hats and scarves, and lighter clothes as well. Sunglasses will probably start coming in handy too. A windbreaker might be perfect for April, and can make exploring some parts of Mala Strana in Prague much more enjoyable. 

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in April average from a high of 62 to a low of 44 degrees Fahrenheit.  

Prague Weather in May

how to spend a weekend in prague - petrin park in spring

Winter’s grasp finally releases its hold on Prague in May, and the sun comes back to serenade the city. While visitors can expect a decent amount of rainy days, generally speaking May is a great time to visit Prague and have a comfortable and pleasant time. Cherry blossoms will be in full bloom at the start of the month, while most trees and other flowers and plants will be spreading their green canopies across the entire city. It’s safe to say that much like the end of April, May is when Prague is at its most gorgeous. 

Day light hours in May are at a premium, with an average sunrise at around 5:15 am and a hopefully gorgeous sunset above Prague Castle at an average time of 8:35 pm. You should pack spring clothes, long sleeves, and some rain gear if you plan on spending most of your time out doors in May. Prepare for rain and be pleasantly surprised when the sun refuses to go away. May in Prague is a perfect time for exploration of the city, and for taking some awesome day trips outside of the city, such as a trip (or a hike) to Karlstejn Castle

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in May average out from a high of 67° to a low of 50° F (10° – 10° C).  

Prague Weather in June

June in Prague means you have a good chance of encountering the first bit of full-on summer weather in the city. In previous years there have been occasional heatwaves across the city in late June, such as in 2019, when temperatures at the skyrocketed to over 90° F (32° C).

In general, however, such weather is not common, and more moderate temperatures can be expected. Rain should lessen over what Prague sees in May, but it is still very possible to run into showers, or even a couple of grey rainy days here and there. 

Daylight hours are at their absolute peak in June, with an average sunrise time of 4:50 am and a sunset at 9:00 pm. Visitors coming to Prague in June will want to bring spring clothes, while also leaving the door open to wear near beach-like attire if a random heat wave comes along. Rain gear should also be considered as a good packing option.

June is a perfect time to take a trip out to Bohemian Switzerland, one of the coolest national parks in all of the Czech Republic. June, July, and August are high season for Prague tourism so you can expect higher prices and larger crowds during these months, and a day trip (or longer) out of the city might be exactly what the doctor ordered. 

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in June average from a high of 75° to a low of 57° F (24° – 14° C).  

Prague Weather in July

July in Prague is when you SHOULD experience the very best of Summer. We say “should” because summer weather has been rather unpredictable in the last few years. In 2018 July was pretty much full on summer, while in 2019 saw tons of rain and relatively low temperature days in the city. That said, visitors should pack their summer gear and prepare for days of potential heat waves. 

The sun rises at an average time of 5:00 am and sets around 9:00 pm. With many hours of daylight to enjoy July in Prague is perfect for ice cold brews in one of Prague’s many outdoor beer gardens, and day hikes near the city that can show tourists the beauty of the Czech Republic in a pretty short timespan. June, July, and August are high season for Prague tourism so you can expect higher prices and larger crowds during these months.

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in July average from a high of 79° to a low of 60° F (26° – 16° C). Keep in mind that these are just averages, and the temperature can rise significantly.

Prague Weather in August

when to visit prague and the czech republic - summer in prague

August in Prague is historically the hottest and most humid month of the year in the “City of a Hundred Spires”. Summer storms are common in August and usually come after a few days of high heat and humidity.

Temperatures tend to fall drastically after a storm, and humidity decreases for a couple of days as well. That said “high heat” is a very relative term when it comes to Prague. There are very few truly uncomfortable nights in terms of high temperatures, although global climate change makes it harder to truly estimate what your August visit to Prague will be like. Visitors should prepare by packing summer gear, but should also bring a rain jacket or poncho just in case you get stuck in a short summer storm. 

Sunrise in August is around 5:50 am with golden sunsets coming down at 8:30 am-ish.

August is perfect for basically everything we suggested in May, June, and July. It is also a great time to explore one of Prague’s many gorgeous parks. June, July, and August are high season for Prague tourism so you can expect higher prices and larger crowds during these months. 

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in August average from a high of 78° a low of 59° F (25° – 15°).  Keep in mind that these are just averages, and temperatures can rise significantly.

Prague Weather in September

Early September in Prague typically sees the end of summer, and the start of wetter and cooler temperatures. Expect more rain than in August, grey skies are more common, and the average temperature drops pretty significantly. That said there IS a chance of a late summer popping up at some point in September, bringing back the sun and even some humidity for what might be one last hurrah.

Trees start exhibiting their fall foliage towards the end of the month, which is always something worth seeing in Prague and the Czech Republic, and the amount of tourists in the city decreases to more manageable levels than in the dead of summer.

Sunrise in Prague in September is around 6:30 am and the sun sets at around 7:00 pm.

Visitors coming to Prague in September should pack a jacket to be on the safe side, while being open to the possibility of warmer weather rearing its head again. Preparing for rain is also a good idea, and a wind-breaker might be in order as well.

September in Prague is a great time to do just about anything in the city!

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in September average out from a high of 68° to a low of 51° F (20 – 10° C).  

Prague Weather in October

October in Prague is cooler and wetter than September, and by the end of the month it can start to feel like winter. Fall foliage is on full display by the second half of the month and temperature will be significantly cooler than in September, so come prepared.

October can be potentially rainy, with an average of 16 wet days. Rain in Prague often lasts a short time and rarely turns into a full-on downpour. You can expect cloudy skies on rainy days with intermittent periods of rain. From our own anecdotal experience most rainy days in October in Prague clear up towards the latter half, and you can sometimes be treated to very impressive sunsets over Prague Castle.

It is possible to run into a late summer in early October, as happened in 2018. Temperatures spiked up to around the mid-80s for a few days, before returning to average norms. 

Sunrise is around 7:20 am in October, and the sun sets around 6:00 pm.

October is a wonderful time to take a day trip from Prague to a place like Cesky Krumlov, where you will be treated to full-on autumn colors at one of the most fairy tale looking towns you will ever see. We highly recommend taking the trip. We personally have done so multiple times, and have never been disappointed. 

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in October average from a high of 56° and a low of 43° F (13° – 6° C).

Prague Weather in November

November is when the gloom truly returns to Prague. Coupled with short days, grey skies, and fading daylight the city can often feel dark and mysterious. For a visitor this shouldn’t pose much of an issue, as Prague’s architecture looks impressive regardless of the weather. The Gothic elements can, in fact, look even cooler than normal in such conditions. For expats this transition into winter can come as a bit of a shock however, so be prepared to say goodbye to the sun in November. 

Sunrise in November is around 7:15 am with an early sunset of 4:15 pm. This doesn’t give you much time in the light of day to explore, but we can attest that walking across the Charles Bridge in the dark is as sweet, if not sweeter, than during the full light of day.

Visitors coming to Prague in November should be prepared for cool temperatures; even below freezing on certain nights. Pack accordingly! 

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in November average from a high of 47° to a low of 38° F (8° – 3° C).

Prague Weather in December

Prague Old Town Square Christmas Market day time

December in Prague continues November’s themes with some extra temperature drops just to make things interesting. Snowfall is rare, but it DOES occasionally happen. We don’t recommend expecting snow, but you might get lucky.

Visitors coming to Prague in December should pack for winter and freezing temperatures. You should prepare to traverse potentially slippery cobblestones when exploring Prague’s Old Town by brining shoes or boots with a good grip.

December is Christmas Market season in Prague and the Czech Republic. The festive atmosphere in many squares around the country and the city of Prague help offset the darkness of winter. Exploring Prague’s Christmas Markets is absolutely the thing to do at this time of year. Make sure to stop for some mulled wine and celebrate the season with locals and tourists alike!

Temperatures you can expect to see in Prague in December average from a high of 40° to a low of 32° F (4° – 0° C).

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