If you want to know what the weather is like just now in Prague (also known as ‘Praha’ to the natives ;-) ) just look at the cute little icon displayed below. And, by the way, the temperature is shown in Celsius, not Fahrenheit, as we are metric here in Europe. If you want to know how the weather is here all year round and when it is the best time to visit Prague, continue to read on!
Praha (Prague, Czech Republic) Weather and Best Travel Time
Who is the weather now in Praha (Prague, Czech Republic) and what is the best time to travel to Prague?
Weather in Prague - Today
Even warmer than May on average, but also with the typical summer weather pattern starting. The days start to go like this:
‘warm, warmer, hot, hot, very hot, thunderstorm, cool, warm, warmer, hot, hot, very hot, thunderstorm, cool, …’
You get the idea ;-) It is not unusual to have a heavy thunderstorm here in Prague every 7 to 10 days during summer. So, please, don’t think ‘It is summer, I don’t need rain proof clothes’. Quite the opposite is the case, our summers are ‘wetter’ than our winters. Oh, and forget about umbrellas, our thunderstorms come with very strong winds, they just turn them upside down and render them useless.
July and August
It can be very hot, typically around 28C on sunny days, but even above 40C is not unheard of. Tourist numbers and prices have by now sky-rocketed and, unless you have no other choice, because of school holidays / vacations, avoid coming to Prague in this time of the year. Or, at least avoid the weekends!
Still very warm and pleasant, prices and visitor numbers are going slowly down. Together with May the best time to visit the Golden City, at least in my opinion.
Can be quite cool, but also less rainy. The last opportunity to have a stroll through the castle gardens, as all public gardens, but not the parks, are closed from end of October to Easter / end of May. On sunny days, the weather can be still warm enough to sit outside, but not-sunny days and nights are already chilly.
The first half of the month tends to be gray and rainy as the days get shorter. The second half is brightened up by all the Christmas markets and lights. If you want to buy some authentic wooden, Bohemian Christmas tree decorations and enjoy a glass of mulled wine, it is a good time to come. Also the concert season is now back on with an average of 150 concerts per day in different locations.
The Christmas tourist season is now in full swing and prices and tourist numbers are once again high. If we haven’t had the first snow end of November, it will surely come now in December. Temperatures are low and you really need warm, waterproof winter boots and a warm coat to enjoy your strolls around the city.
So, I hope this little list helped you a bit to determine when it is the ideal season for you to come to our beautiful city. Just remember not to hold me responsible if our ‘Praha Weather’ doesn’t stick to the forecast!