Prague Weather in 2020: What’s the Best Time to Visit?

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The Czech Republic’s capital has a lot to offer its visitors throughout the year, but every season, of course, has its specifics. And when you plan your trip to Prague, it is important to know what weather you can expect in each month and what main events you can look forward to.

One of the Best Times to go to Prague is Definitely Summer

One of the Best Times to go to Prague is Definitely Summer

Average Monthly Temperatures in Prague During the Year

The average monthly temperatures in Prague during the year are shown in the charts below, both in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Average Temperatures in Prague by Month in Celsius [°C]

Average Temperatures in Prague by Month in Celsius [°C]

Average Temperatures in Prague by Month in Fahrenheit [°F]

Average Temperatures in Prague by Month in Fahrenheit [°F]

The seasons in Prague are extreme; you can basically experience very cold winters with snow but also extremely hot summers with lots of sunshine. From a tourist’s point of view, Prague is especially popular in December, thanks to the Christmas Markets, and in May/June when the weather is very pleasant.

The number of rainy, snowy, and clear days to expect each month is presented in the table and chart below:

Average Number of Rainy, Snowy & Clear Days in Prague

Average Number of Rainy, Snowy, & Clear Days in Prague

Spring 2019 (March, April, May)

Prague flourishes in spring. This begins in the second half of March when temperatures rise above freezing, the snow starts to melt, and the first flowers appear. At the beginning of March, temperatures can still sometimes drop a bit below freezing. April in the Czech Republic is quite unpredictable and can change from sunny to snowy in a matter of minutes. It can also get windy and temperatures can vary quite a bit. Finally, in May the weather becomes quite consistently sunny and warm, with average temperatures at 15 – 25°C (60 – 77°F) during the day.

Main events in spring include St. Patrick’s Day in March, the Easter Markets in April, and Czech Valentine’s Day in May.

Read more about Spring in Prague

Summer 2019 (June, July, August)

Lately, summer has been getting warmer and warmer in the Czech Republic’s capital, and you have a high chance of enjoying some very sunny and even tropical days during Prague’s holiday season. The average temperatures are 16°C (61°F) in June, 17°C (63°F)  in July and 18.5°C (65°F) in August. These numbers of course only describe the average temperatures, the highs (during the day) are usually much higher and often exceed 25°C (77°F).

Prague’s main attractions in summer are long downtown walks, cruising on a boat, and many open-air festivals.

Read more about Summer in Prague

Fall/Autumn 2019 (September, October, November)

Autumn in Prague is very beautiful and colorful. The weather starts to cool down in September when summer is slowly turning into autumn. At the beginning of this season, the average temperatures start at 16°C (61°F), cooling down to 5,5°C (42°F) in October, and getting to -1°C (30°F) in November with the approach of winter.

Main events in fall include music festival The Dvořák Prague in September, Halloween in October, and St. Martin’s Day in November.

Read more about Fall (Autumn) in Prague

Winter 2019 (December, January, February)

Prague gets quite cold during winter, but you need to be a bit lucky to find it covered in pure white snow since the average precipitation is at its lowest during the winter months. The temperatures are usually between 2°C (36°F) and -2°C (28°F) in December. It gets colder in January when the temperatures sometimes drop even to -10°C (14°F), and the weather is quite similar in February.

Major events in Winter include the Christmas Markets, Saint Nicholas Day, and New Year’s Celebrations in December, and Valentine’s Day in February.

Read more about Winter in Prague

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About Author

Michal B.

Michal has been born in Prague and living there for more than 30 years. His favorite neighborhoods are Brevnov and Hradcany. Even though he knows Prague a lot, he loves just getting lost there and imagine he's a tourist. Michal's super secret tip and hidden gem is a small bistro behind the Charles Bridge called ROESEL - beer & cake.


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    Olya Merzlikina on

    Hello Michal! I’m Olga from Russia and I heard much about Christmas markets in Prague as my daughter travelled there to celebrate New Year previous winter. She was sooo impressed that I decided to visit the capital of Chech Republick by myself! Unfortunately I missed Christmas fairs and can hope to visit the city only in future autumn. From I read about Signal festival and decided I can’t miss such an event. Due to your weather forecast and the forecast from my favorite weather sites like i discoveres that the weather should be sunny with almost no rain. I’m sure I’ll bring a lot of wool sweaters with me but maybe you can advice something good and worthy to do in Prague during rainy day in October? Thank you so much

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