Prague Weather And Best Time To Visit Prague
The Czech Republic is a country landlocked in the centre of Europe, a country that saw much of World War I’s heat as it was the place that sparked the great war first. The climate in this region is a mix of oceanic and hilly due to the Atlantic Ocean and the hilly landscape. The weather in Prague is great almost all year round, not always warm and sunny, but good to enjoy nonetheless. The best time to visit would ideally be summer, but winters are well appreciated for their Christmas Markets.
Spring (March to May)
Prague springs are a blooming change from harsh winters. Witch burning festivals, melting snow, thawing rivers and blooming trees make up everything that makes Prague pretty. Tourism starts to pick up by April and the sunlight goes longer and longer, with a nice 18°C averaging for daytime. May sees the Czech Beer Festival running for over a fortnight and it is the month’s highlight.
Summer (June to August)
Prague is a lovely city and it becomes lovelier come summer. With long sunny days and the temperature spectrum ranging from 23 to 30°C, you will enjoy your stay in this season. July and August can be humid and slightly rainy but yet make for a high season for tourism. Sightseeing, strolls, garden picnics, day tours out of town and festivals are best enjoyed during this time.
Autumn (September to November)
September is technically the tail end of summer, so the temperatures are still quite good as compared to November. With an average of 19°C, September trails into a proper autumn, with all the fixings (falling leaves and all). It is a pretty time, with a lot less crowd to go around. For photography, you would probably not find a better time of the year. The Charles Bridge is particularly stunning at certain times of day in autumn. But carry warm clothes as November has a tendency to drop to 5°C.
Winter (December to February)
Winter in Prague is cold and freezing, and did we mention cold? Yes, this time of the year is sans a lot of sun, so you can imagine how cold and gloomy the weather would be. Tourism is at an all time low so the buzzing activity is only seen inside a few cafes and lone shops. The only redeeming factor of this season is the celebrated Christmas Night Markets that Prague sets up a month before Christmas. Come here for those markets if you want, but be ready to face the wrath of cold, with a range of -5 to -2°C.