Best time to visit Prague

The best time to visit Prague is from mid-May through to mid-September, as this is the warmest and sunniest time of the year.

However, for the best weather visit Prague in July and August when temperatures average a high of 24°C (75°F).

Typically, the weather is warm from May through to September. However, evenings can still be a chilly and often require a sweater or light jacket.

Prague weather

Prague enjoys a temperate continental climate with mild to warm summers and cold winters.

Spring, from March to May, is cold, with the chance od snow, frost and freezing temperatures. The temperature becomes mild by the second half of May.

Summer, from June to August is mild and pleasantly warm, with occasional rain showers.

July and August are the hottest months of summer, with temperatures averaging a high of 24°C (75°F), but midday temperatures often reach 30°C (86°F).

Summer is also the wettest time for Prague. Fortunately, the sun shines for more than seven hours per day on average.

Autumn, from September to November, sees frequent rain showers while the weather gets progressively colder. September is still mild but from October temperatures start to drop with the first winter snowfalls in November.

Winter, from December to February, in Prague is very cold with often heavy snowfalls. The average daytime temperature in winter sits around 2°C (35°F) dropping to around -3°C (26°F) at night.

Rainfall is fairly low in winter and the city enjoys lots of beautifully crisp clear days, although the hours of sunshine drop to around three to four hours daily.

What is the best month to visit Prague?
July and August are the best months to visit Prague – the climate is perfect with warm, sunny weather and little to no rainfall.

To avoid the crowds, higher prices and heat of summer, the months of June and September are also good for a range of outdoor activities.

Which is the hottest month in Prague?
The hottest time of year in Prague is usually July, with an average high temperature of 24°C (75°F) and a low of 14°C (57°F)

However, on the warmest days of the month, the temperature may climb to around 32°C (89°F).

The warm season in Prague lasts from June to early-September, with an average daily high temperature above 20°C (68°F).

Which is the coldest month in Prague?
The coldest month of the year in Prague is January, with an average high of 2°C (35°F) and a low of -3°C (26°F).

The cooler season lasts from mid-November to early-March, with an average daily high temperature below 6°C (42°F).

Which is the sunniest month in Prague?
The sunniest time of year in Prague is usually August with an average of seven hours of sunshine per day; that's on average 48% of daylight hours.

Which month has the most rain in Prague?
July is usually the wettest month in Prague with 67mm (2.6in) of rainfall on average, distributed across 10 days.

The wet season lasts from early-May through to early-September, with a greater than 25% chance of rainfall on any given day.

Rain falls throughout the year in Prague. The drier season lasts from early-September to early-May. The month with the least rainfall in Prague is February, with an average of 15mm of rainfall, distributed across five days.

Which month has the most snow in Prague?
January is usually the month with the most snowfall in Prague with 50mm of snowfall on average, distributed across 10 days.

The snowy season lasts from late-November to early-March.

Which is the windiest month in Prague?
The windiest month of the year in Prague is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 17 kilometres per hour (10.6 mph; 9 knots).

The windy part of the year lasts from late-October through to early-April, with average wind speeds of more than 15 kilometres per hour (9 mph; 8 knots).

The less-windy time of year lasts from April through to late-October. The calmest month of the year in Prague is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 12 kilometres per hour (7.5 mph; 6.5 knots).

The predominant average hourly wind direction varies throughout the year in Prague.

Prague Weather Averages

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average high temperature (°C)
2 4 9 14 19 22 24 24 19 13 7 3
Average low temperature (°C)
-3 -2 1 5 9 12 14 13 10 5 1 -1
Average daily sunshine (hrs)
2 3 4 6 7 7 7 7 5 4 2 2
Average daily daylight (hrs)
9 10 12 14 15 16 16 14 13 11 9 8
Comfort level
Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity No heat & humidity Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon Low heat & humidity icon No heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity Cold, no heat & humidity
Average relative humidity (%)
85 80 74 65 68 69 67 67 74 81 87 86
UV Index (max)
1 1 3 4 6 7 6 6 4 2 1 1
Average days of rainfall (≥1mm)
6 5 6 6 8 9 10 9 6 5 6 6
Average monthly rainfall (mm)
15 15 21 26 46 58 67 56 38 29 26 21
Prague, Czech Republic

Holiday seasons

High season: Midsummer is considered high season in Prague, with the disadvantage of crowds of visitors basking in the sunny weather.

Try to avoid travel during the Christmas, New Year's and Easter holidays, when the city fills with tour groups from Germany and Italy. Expect high hotel and restaurant prices.

Off season: Winter, from January to February and from November to mid-December. It is generally cold with occassional snow but there are much less crowds and winter is the driest season.

Source: Meteorological data for Prague is based on weather statistics gathered for the 30-year period 1991 to 2020 by the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute from the closest weather stations: Václav Havel Airport Prague (PRG), formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport, located 12km (7mi) west of central Prague; and Vodochody Airport (VOD), loacted 10km (6mi) northeast of Prague.

Advice on the best time to visit a particular destination is based on average local weather statistics, when the weather conditions are generally better than at other times of the year. We consider high and low temperatures, risk of rain (and thunderstorms, etc.), amount of sunshine and sea temperature. For general outdoor activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 18°C (64°F) and 27°C (80°F); and for hot-weather activities we favour clear, rainless days with a temperature range between 24°C (75°F) and 32°C (89°F). Often, the best times to visit correspond to high season and therefore involve higher prices.

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Latest update: Best time to visit Prague: 12 May, 2024

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