Seasons in Prague

Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic. It is situated on several hills (9 according to Prague Information Service) on both banks of the Vltava River. Annual amount of visitors (5.4 million) exceeds population of the city (1.3 millions) by 4 times. Prague was founded in 7th century and accumulated enormous amount of cultural heritage that attracts visitors.

The city has humid continental climate. Winters are usually cool and cloudy with accumulation of snow. Weather of summers is warm, bright and rainy. Annual amount of precipitation is lower due to rain shadow effect of nearby mountain ranges.


Seasons

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Spring in Prague

Spring in Prague is time of warming. Daytime averages crawl up slowly but surely. In March daytime average reaches 8 °C (46 °F), then 12 °C (53 °F) in April and finally reaches 18 °C (64 °F) in May. Progression of nighttime temperature is from 0 °C (32 °F) to 7 °C (44 °F). Late May is the beginning of tourist season

Amount of sunshine grows with amount of precipitation. Shirt showers are frequent in this season by they cause no troubles. In March and April there is even probability of snow. Period of blossoms is especially beautiful in the city because parks and other plantations occupy almost third part of its territory.

Climate of the Spring Months

March
Max average t°: +7 °C (45 °F)
Min average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1")
April
Max average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Min average t°: +3 °C (37 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 30 mm (1.2")
May
Max average t°: +18 °C (64.°F)
Min average t°: +9 °C (48 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 60 mm (2.4")

Spring Holidays

March – One World International Film Festival, International Music Festival, Festival of Modern Magic, Euripean Film Days, St Joseph’s Day, FebioFest.
March-April – Easter celebrations.

April – Book world Prague.
April 30 – Witches’ Night.

May – Prague marathon, Prague Spring international Music Festival, Czech Beer festival, Mezi Ploty, Prague Food festival, Khamoro, International tattoo Convention, International Festival of Puppet Art.

Summer in Prague

Rain is the main feature of summer weather in Prague especially on higher grounds. But rains bring no discomfort. They are short and ground is dries within one day. Summer is the sunniest season. In addition temperature is not that high to create stiffness. Daytime average of June is 22 °C (71 °F) and in June and August temperature grows to 24 °C (75 °F). Occasionally temperature reaches 30 °C (86 °F). Unlike warm days evenings are usually cool with averages of 10-12 °C (50-53 °F).


Climate of the Summer Months

June
Max average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Min average t°: +11 °C (52 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")
July
Max average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (54 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 80 mm (3.1")
August
Max average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 65 mm (2.5")

Summer Holidays

June – Prague Fringe Festival, United Islands of Prague, Tanec Praha, Respect festival.
June 3 – Franz Kafka’s death anniversary.

June-July – Karlovy Vary international Film Festival, Prague Proms.
June-September – Shakespeare Summer Festivities.

July – Bohemia Jazz Fest.
July 6 – Jan Hus Day.
July-August – Summer Festivities of Early Music, Prague international Organ festival.
August – Verdi Festival, The Prague Horn Festival.

Autumn in Prague

Beginning of autumn is exceptionally beautiful time in Prague. Yellow leaves of trees in numerous parks start to fall. In September amount of rains decreases by bit. Temperatures go down too to 19 °C (66 °F) at afternoon and 9 °C (48 °F) at night. In October there are around 5 rainy days and temperature of 13-5 °C (55-41 °F). Also it is cloudy. Weather of November is shifty by its nature. Wind changes by rain of even first timid snow. And it is really cool with 5 °C (41 °F) at afternoon and to 0 °C (32 °F) at night.


Climate of the Autumn Months

September
Max average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Min average t°: +10 °C (50 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 35 mm (1.4")
October
Max average t°: +12 °C (54 °F)
Min average t°: +5 °C (41 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")
November
Max average t°: +6 °C (43 °F)
Min average t°: +2 °C (36 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1.0")

Autumn Holidays

September – Vinobrani, Dvorak’s Prague Festival, Prague Autumn International Music Festival (Strings of autumn).

October – Prague international jazz festival, Musica Ecumenica.
October 31 – Halloween.

November – Czech press Photo, Young Bohemia Prague.
November 17 – Anniversary of the Velvet revolution

Winter in Prague

Winter is the darkest season in Prague. And the city looks grim, at least until stable snow cover forms. This occurs in late December. It lasts for couple of weeks. The rest of time the capital of the Czech Republic is showered by drizzly rains and sleet or blown by cold winter winds. Morning ice crust after night frosts is common.

Severe frosts occur rarely. Most of time daytime temperature ranges between 0 °C (32 °F) and 2 °C (35 °F) while at night it drops to -2 °C (28 °F) or -5 °C (23 °F). Due to hill relief winter winds are blowing through the city making temperature seem lower than it actually is.

Climate of the Winter Months

December
Max average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 1 hour
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1.0")
January
Max average t°: 0 °C (32 °F)
Min average t°: -4 °C (25 °F)
Sundial in the day: 2 hours
Rainy days: 7 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1.0")
February
Max average t°: +1 °C (34 °F)
Min average t°: -3 °C (27 °F)
Sundial in the day: 3 hours
Rainy days: 6 days
Precipitation: 25 mm (1.0")

Winter Holidays

December – Christmas markets.
December 5 – St Nicholas’s Eve.
December 31 – New Year’s Eve.

January – Prague winter music festival.
January-February – Days of European Film.
January 1 – New Year’s Day.
January 19 – Jan Palach Day.

February – Masupost, St Matthew’s Fair.
February-March – Bohemian Carnival.