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Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Prague Czechia

In Prague, the summers are comfortable; the winters are very cold, snowy, and windy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 77°F and is rarely below 11°F or above 88°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Prague for warm-weather activities is from mid June to early September.

Climate in Prague

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Prague weather by month. Click on each chart for more information.

The warm season lasts for 3.4 months, from May 28 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature above 68°F. The hottest month of the year in Prague is July, with an average high of 75°F and low of 57°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.6 months, from November 16 to March 4, with an average daily high temperature below 44°F. The coldest month of the year in Prague is January, with an average low of 27°F and high of 36°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in Prague

Average High and Low Temperature in PraguewarmcoldcoldJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2036°FJan 2036°FAug 477°FAug 477°F26°F26°F58°F58°FMay 2868°FMay 2868°FSep 868°FSep 868°FNov 1644°FNov 1644°FMar 444°FMar 444°F51°F51°F51°F51°F34°F34°F31°F31°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.
AverageJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
High 36°F39°F48°F57°F66°F71°F75°F75°F66°F55°F44°F38°F
Temp. 31°F33°F40°F49°F57°F63°F67°F66°F58°F49°F40°F34°F
Low 27°F28°F34°F40°F48°F54°F57°F56°F50°F42°F35°F29°F

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in Prague

Average Hourly Temperature in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingvery coldvery coldcoldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfreezing
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Hope, Canada (5,090 miles away) and Banner Elk, North Carolina, United States (4,612 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Prague (view comparison).

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In Prague, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Prague begins around April 18 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around October 6.

The clearest month of the year in Prague is July, during which on average the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 57% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 6 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around April 18.

The cloudiest month of the year in Prague is November, during which on average the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 65% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories in Prague

Cloud Cover Categories in PragueclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 1958%Jul 1958%Nov 1534%Nov 1534%Apr 1846%Apr 1846%Oct 646%Oct 646%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.
FractionJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cloudier 60%58%58%54%52%48%43%43%48%57%65%64%
Clearer 40%42%42%46%48%52%57%57%52%43%35%36%

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Prague varies throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 4.0 months, from May 5 to September 5, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The month with the most wet days in Prague is June, with an average of 9.7 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

The drier season lasts 8.0 months, from September 5 to May 5. The month with the fewest wet days in Prague is February, with an average of 5.0 days with at least 0.04 inches of precipitation.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. The month with the most days of rain alone in Prague is June, with an average of 9.7 days. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 33% on June 10.

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Prague

Daily Chance of Precipitation in PraguewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jun 1033%Jun 1033%Feb 2716%Feb 2716%May 525%May 525%Sep 525%Sep 525%NowNowrainsnowmixed
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).
Days ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rain 4.2d3.7d5.1d6.0d8.6d9.7d9.9d8.9d6.7d5.6d5.3d4.6d
Mixed 0.5d0.5d0.4d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.1d0.4d0.5d
Snow 1.3d0.8d0.4d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.2d0.6d
Any 5.9d5.0d5.9d6.1d8.6d9.7d9.9d8.9d6.7d5.7d5.9d5.8d

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Prague experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Prague. The month with the most rain in Prague is July, with an average rainfall of 2.6 inches.

The month with the least rain in Prague is February, with an average rainfall of 0.6 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in Prague

Average Monthly Rainfall in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 inJul 182.7 inJul 182.7 inFeb 60.6 inFeb 60.6 inNowNow
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Rainfall 0.6″0.6″0.9″1.0″1.8″2.3″2.6″2.2″1.5″1.1″1.0″0.8″

Snowfall

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Prague experiences some seasonal variation in monthly snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from November 27 to March 8, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The month with the most snow in Prague is January, with an average snowfall of 2.0 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from March 8 to November 27. The least snow falls around July 26, with an average total accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Monthly Snowfall in Prague

Average Monthly Snowfall in PraguesnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in1 in1 in2 in2 in3 in3 in4 in4 in5 in5 in6 in6 inJan 102.0 inJan 102.0 inJul 260.0 inJul 260.0 inNov 271.0 inNov 271.0 inMar 81.0 inMar 81.0 inNowNow
The average snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Snowfall 2.0″1.5″0.7″0.1″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.0″0.1″0.6″1.4″

The length of the day in Prague varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2024, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 4 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 16 hours, 23 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Prague

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 8 minMar 2012 hr, 8 minMar 2016 hr, 23 minJun 2016 hr, 23 minJun 2012 hr, 10 minSep 2212 hr, 10 minSep 228 hr, 4 minDec 218 hr, 4 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.
Hours ofJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Daylight 8.6h10.1h11.9h13.8h15.5h16.3h15.9h14.4h12.6h10.7h9.0h8.1h

The earliest sunrise is at 4:52 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 9 minutes later at 8:01 AM on December 31. The earliest sunset is at 3:59 PM on December 12, and the latest sunset is 5 hours, 16 minutes later at 9:16 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Prague during 2024, starting in the spring on March 31, lasting 6.9 months, and ending in the fall on October 27.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in Prague

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 164:52 AMJun 164:52 AM9:16 PMJun 259:16 PMJun 25Dec 123:59 PMDec 123:59 PM8:01 AMDec 318:01 AMDec 31Mar 31DSTMar 31DSTDSTOct 27DSTOct 27daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2024. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray. The transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in Prague

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AM0000101010202030304040500001010101020203030404050601663NowNow
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Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of the year 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in Prague

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Prague, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels in Prague

Humidity Comfort Levels in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Feb 240%Feb 240%Jul 242%Jul 242%comfortablecomfortabledrydryhumidhumid
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Muggy days 0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.0d0.4d0.6d0.5d0.1d0.0d0.0d0.0d

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Prague experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 21 to April 7, with average wind speeds of more than 9.2 miles per hour. The windiest month of the year in Prague is January, with an average hourly wind speed of 10.9 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 7 to October 21. The calmest month of the year in Prague is August, with an average hourly wind speed of 7.7 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in Prague

Average Wind Speed in PraguewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph0 mph2 mph2 mph4 mph4 mph6 mph6 mph8 mph8 mph10 mph10 mph12 mph12 mph14 mph14 mph16 mph16 mph18 mph18 mphJan 2711.0 mphJan 2711.0 mphAug 77.4 mphAug 77.4 mphOct 219.2 mphOct 219.2 mphApr 79.2 mphApr 79.2 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Wind Speed (mph) 10.910.610.29.08.48.07.97.78.39.09.610.4

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Prague is from the west throughout the year.

Wind Direction in Prague

Wind Direction in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwestsoutheastnorth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Prague throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Prague for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid June to early September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score in Prague

Tourism Score in Praguebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.86.80.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationtourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Prague for hot-weather activities is from mid July to mid August, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Beach/Pool Score in Prague

Beach/Pool Score in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810104.54.50.00.0NowNowtemperaturetemperature cloudscloudsprecipitationprecipitationbeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Prague typically lasts for 6.3 months (193 days), from around April 12 to around October 22, rarely starting before March 23 or after April 30, and rarely ending before October 4 or after November 11.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Prague

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Praguegrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1250%Apr 1250%Oct 2250%Oct 2290%Apr 3090%Apr 3090%Oct 490%Oct 410%Mar 2310%Mar 2310%Nov 1110%Nov 110%Jan 300%Jan 30Jul 18100%Jul 18100%NowNowfreezingvery coldcoldcoolcomfortablewarmfrigid
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Prague should appear around April 21, only rarely appearing before April 9 or after May 5.

Growing Degree Days in Prague

Growing Degree Days in PragueJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F500°F500°F1,000°F1,000°F1,500°F1,500°F2,000°F2,000°FApr 2190°FApr 2190°FJul 8900°FJul 8900°FSep 21,800°FSep 21,800°FDec 312,138°FDec 312,138°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from April 28 to August 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.4 kWh. The brightest month of the year in Prague is June, with an average of 6.4 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 26 to February 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.0 kWh. The darkest month of the year in Prague is December, with an average of 0.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Prague

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in PraguebrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWh9 kWh9 kWhJun 286.5 kWhJun 286.5 kWhDec 230.9 kWhDec 230.9 kWhApr 285.4 kWhApr 285.4 kWhAug 175.4 kWhAug 175.4 kWhOct 262.0 kWhOct 262.0 kWhFeb 162.0 kWhFeb 162.0 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Solar Energy (kWh) 1.22.03.24.75.96.46.35.44.02.51.30.9

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Prague are 50.088 deg latitude, 14.421 deg longitude, and 659 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Prague contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 627 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 732 feet. Within 10 miles also contains significant variations in elevation (814 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (2,700 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Prague is covered by artificial surfaces (91%), within 10 miles by cropland (50%) and artificial surfaces (39%), and within 50 miles by cropland (55%) and trees (32%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Prague, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Prague.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Prague according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Prague is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Prague and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Prague and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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