The Czech Republic is a landlocked country located in the temperate zone of the Northern hemisphere. The weather is generally mild, but also changeable throughout the year. The country’s distance from the sun produces the shift from Spring to Summer and Autumn to Winter. The city of Prague is affected with warmer weather from what is known as the “Urban Heat Island.”
When planning to visit Prague, it is advisable for tourists to review current weather reports in order to avoid arriving for a holiday in unpleasant weather. As long-term forecasts are often inaccurate, it is recommended to consider a minimum three-day forecast in advance.
July is the warmest month and January is the coldest
Tourists are welcomed year-round. The coldest month of the year is January with an average with an average of 19,3℃. It should be noted that snow is an exceptional event in Prague. The yearly average temperature is approximately 10 ℃, and there is no considerable difference between day and night temperatures in Prague.
Average daily temperatures and rainfalls as per month:
|Month||Average daily temperatures||Average rainfalls|
|January||-1,3 ℃||23,6 mm|
|February||-0,1 ℃||23,1 mm|
|March||4,0 ℃||28,1 mm|
|April||9,1 ℃||38,2 mm|
|May||14,2 ℃||77,2 mm|
|June||17,6 ℃||72,7 mm|
|July||19,3 ℃||66,2 mm|
|August||18,7 ℃||69,6 mm|
|September||15,0 ℃||40,4 mm|
|October||9,3 ℃||30,5 mm|
|November||4,4 ℃||31,9 mm|
|December||0,4 ℃||25,3 mm|
|Average||9,22 ℃||43,9 mm|
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
The change of seasons produces beautiful and interesting changes in Prague’s landscape and scenery. Therefore, visitors may want to consider planning a trip during different times of the year.
The Spring season presents a rainbow of colours as flowering plants and trees begin to bloom. Summer days bring hot weather and longer days, and in Autumn the leaves transform into many colours. Winter is cold with only an occasional snowfall. Each season of the year in Prague promises to deliver a magical, picturesque view.
Spring includes the months of March, April, and May, a time that offers the best weather for visitors to Prague, with the highest daily temperatures averaging 20 ℃. However, rainfall happens more frequently during this season.
Visitors who prefer warmer weather and sunshine can find ideal conditions in Summer, which includes the months of June, July, and August. Temperatures can elevate as high as 30℃, which provides the opportunity for outdoor swimming in one of the city’s pools. The heaviest rainfall occurs in July when the humidity levels are highest.
In September, October, and November, the Autumn weather ushers in cooler temperatures of 10 °C or colder in advance of the winter months. But September offers the most pleasant Autumn weather and the warm, mild days of Indian Summer. Shortly afterward, the conditions change and become wet, cool, and damp. The first early morning frost announces the arrival of winter.
Temperatures during the Winter months of December, January, and February are below 0°C but can fall to a level below freezing (-10 to -20°C). In areas of higher altitude, snow remains during the entire winter. However, in Prague snowfalls are rare and typically last for only a few days.