Seasons in Karlovy Vary

Karlovy Vary is famous Czech spa resort. There are 12 mineral springs and developed infrastructure around them. It is situated in valley in 120 km (74 mi.) to west from Prague near border with Germany. Cozy green valley is surrounded by the Ore Mountain Range. Due to the status of resort Karlovy Vary has developed transportation connection with international airport, railroad and bus stations.

The town has elevation of 447 m (1446 ft.) above sea level. This fact and features of the relief are influence the climate of Karlovy Vary. Local weather conditions are considered as temperate climate. Summers are usually warm and rainy while winters are moderately cold with little snow.


Seasons

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Spring in Karlovy Vary

In March averages start their crawl to summer range. Sun shines bit longer each day and nature is waking up. The town does too and begins to prepare itself for tourist season. Rains and evening chill are common for March so some layering will be handy. In April gradual improvement of weather continues. Numerous parks and squares wear fresh and lush greenery. Through first two spring months temperature rises from 7 °C (44 °F) to 12 °C (53 °F) and then reaches 18 °C (64 °F) in March. Nights are chilly with seasonal growth of temperature from 2 °C (35 °F) to 9 °C (48 °F).

In April amount of precipitation is almost same as in March while in May it grows signifying approach of rainy summer. But even despite slightly excessive amount of rain late May is great time to visit the city.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Min average t°: -1.5 °C (30 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 38 mm (1.5")
April
Max average t°: +12 °C (53 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 42 mm (1.7")
May
Max average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Min average t°: +6.5 °C (44 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 67 mm (2.6")

Spring Holidays

March-April – Eater celebrations.
April – The Nobility Weekend.

May – Opening of Spa season, Porcelain Festival, Food Festival.
May 1 – Labor Day.
May 8 – Liberation Day.

Summer in Karlovy Vary

Heist of the heat in Karlovy Vary has range of 23-28 °C (73-82 °F) and lasts only for 30 days. It is hard to predict certain date of beginning of this period. Warmth may even occur in the beginning of June. But in general averages for each summer month are roughly equal and ranging between 21 °C (70 °F) and 23 °C (73 °F) wherein nights are rather cool with 12-14 °C (53-57 °F).

July is the hottest month while August is slightly cooler. Rainfall is frequent, but showers are short and rather complement warmth than bring any kind of discomfort. Weather may change several times per day from sunniest brightness to cloudy raininess.


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +20 °C (69 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 78 mm (3.1")
July
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +12 °C (53 °F)
Sundial in the day: 10 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 85 mm (3.4")
August
Max average t°: +21 °C (71 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 9.5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 64 mm (2.5")

Summer Holidays

June – The Karlovy Vary Carnival, Golden Hockey Stick Poll.

July – The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
July 6 – Jan Hus’ Day.

August – Karlovy Vary City Triathlon, Fresh Film Fest.

Autumn in Karlovy Vary

Beginning of autumn in Karlovy Vary is marked by reduction of sunlight hours, but actual cold is still ahead. Temperature goes sown too, though visit to Karlovy Vary in early autumn is nothing but pleasure. Streets and trails are free from crowds and the town looks special in cape of gold and crimson foliage. Measurements of September’s warmth are 18-10 °C (64-50 °F).

October is cooler with its daily range of 13 °C (55 °F) to 7 °C (44 °F). Sun still shines brightly, but produces less warmth. Mornings may be foggy. Subtle ice crust on ground in late October morning signs approach of winter. November has rather uncomfortable weather unless there are people who are fond of daily range of 6 °C (43 °F) to 2 °C (35 °F), gusty winds and drizzle. There might be even some snow in November.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +17.5 °C (64 °F)
Min average t°: +8 °C (46 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 57 mm (2.2")
October
Max average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +4 °C (39 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 39 mm (1.5")
November
Max average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 32 mm (1.3")

Autumn Holidays

September – Karlovy Vary Folklore Festival, Dvořák Autumn.
September 28 – St Vaclav’s Day.

October – Tourfilm, Jazzfest Karlovy Vary.
October 28 – Independence Day.

Winter in Karlovy Vary

Winter in the town is cold but not frosty. Range of averages for whole season is between -1 °C (30 °F) at night and 4 °C (39 °F) at afternoon. Drops to -10 °C (14 °F) are possible too, but only at night. Begging of December is usually slushy, but by the end of the months pavements of the town will have formidable layer of snow above them. It rains for about 5 days and snows for week. There are no major snowdrifts. The river does not freeze due to warm water of local springs. In winter night fall early. By 16:00 it is already dark outside, but the town becomes somewhat festive lighted by street lights and signboards of numerous restaurants.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +2 °C (35 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.9")
January
Max average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Min average t°: -5 °C (23 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 57 mm (2.2")
February
Max average t°: +1.5 °C (34 °F)
Min average t°: -4.5 °C (24 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 28 mm (1.1")

Winter Holidays

December – Carlsbad Ski Sprint.
December 6 – St Nicholas’ Day.
December 25 – Cristmas.
December 26 – St Stephen’s Day.

January 1 – New Year’s Day.
January 6 – Epiphany.

February 14 – St Valentine’s Day.