Prague in August

Weather in Prague in August incl. tips on things to do in Prague in August

In August, as summer moves into its second half and the tourist season peaks, it's no wonder that Prague is quite bustling in August. One thing is for sure - be prepared for the crowds. No wonder - everyone wants to see the beauty of Prague! In addition, Prague in August also attracts a number of festivals, events and other opportunities that make a visit to Prague in August truly unforgettable. So let's take a look at what you can look forward to if you visit this amazing city in August.

Weather in Prague in August

Weather in Prague in August

August marks the peak of summer in Prague, and the city comes alive with a buzz of activity and a burst of colours (literally! - see the tips on things to do below). It is a delightful time to visit Prague, as the city basks in a temperate continental climate, characterized by warm days and pleasant evenings. The most stable weather is usually at the turn of July and August.

With approximately 8 hours of sunshine per day, you'll have ample time to explore Prague´s attractions and enjoy outdoor activities. Whether you're wandering through the historic streets of the Old Town, strolling along the Vltava River or enjoying relaxation or sports activities in one of the Prague parks, the clear blue skies will be your constant companion. However, it´s always a good idea to carry a compact umbrella or a light raincoat, just in case. While August in Prague is generally rather dry, occasional but heavy showers or thunderstorms are not uncommon. Thanks to this, the total average rainfall in August is relatively high - around 70 mm. These refreshing rain showers provide an opportunity to seek shelter in one of Prague's cozy cafes. 

The days begin to gradually shorten in August, with approximately 14 hours of daylight. The sun rises around 5:30 AM and sets around 8:30 PM, offering enchanting sunsets over the cityscape.

Temperatures in Prague in August

The average daytime temperatures in Prague during this month range from around 17°C to 25°C (63°F to 77°F), creating comfortable conditions for outdoor activities and sightseeing. During the day, you can expect to enjoy the warmth of the sun and clear blue skies. Evenings are still pleasantly warm, although a slight chill can be felt by the end of the month. 

Things to do in Prague in August

Letní Letná
Enjoy the best of new circus, theatre and music during the three-week International Festival of New Circus and Theatre. Not only concerts and breathtaking performances but also various workshops, art and circus workshops await you in the Letná Sady area where this unique event takes place. There is also a rich programme for children.

Experience Prague in a flood of colours
The annual LGBTQ festival Prague Pride takes place in August. The event aims to celebrate and support this community in terms of acceptance and inclusion, as well as to raise awareness of the problems faced by the LGBTQ+ community in the Czech Republic and around the world. The week will offer various concerts, film screenings, discussions and workshops. It culminates in a rainbow parade, at the end of which there is a party with a musical programme. 

Enjoy the open-air cinema
Head to the open-air cinema. You can watch films from the roof of the Pankrác Department Store, on Střelecký ostrov, in Žluté lázně, in Riegrovy sady or in front of the Cross Club in Holešovice. Another popular venue is the drive-in cinema at the Strahov stadium, where you can enjoy an amazing view of Prague and a long sunset. 

Evening in jazz tones
Have a nice evening listening to live jazz music in the Jazz Dock. Several musicians usually take turns on stage. The futuristic glass building is right on the surface of the Vltava River, so you'll feel like you're on a boat. 

Taste a beer with a view
How about ending a pleasant stroll through Prague with some liquid Czech gold? Of course, we're talking about beer. Climb from the embankment to the rock above the river, where the legendary Vyšehrad towers. Take a picnic blanket with you or anchor in a popular pub on the ramparts and sample Czech beer. The beer garden in Letná is also very popular, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the whole of Prague.