Prague, Czech Republic: Live Weather
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- Sunrise 05:06
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|Temp feels like:||64°F (18°C)|
|Length of Day:||15h 46m|
|Pressure:||30.06" (1018 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
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|Average High||64°F (18°C)|
|Record High||81°F (27°C) (2012)|
|Average Low||45°F (7°C)|
|Record Low||36°F (2°C) (2004)|
Weather in Prague
Prague has a humid continental climate with mild summers and very cold winters. The climate in this city is made up of four major seasons – summer (June to August), autumn (September to November), winter (December to February) and spring (March to May) – each of which experiences different weather. Summer sees the highest temperatures and least cloud coverage, autumn sees mild temperatures with the least rainfall, winter sees the most snowfall and coldest temperatures and spring sees mild temperatures with the lowest humidity.
Despite the big difference in temperature between the four seasons, the quantity of rainfall stays fairly constant throughout the year, with no discernible dry season – not even in summer. Snowfall greatly affects the city and whilst it's practically unheard of between June and September, it frequently occurs between November and March.
The best time to visit Prague is in the summer, when average daily high temperatures are around 20°C-24°C and the city enjoys an average of 10.5 hours of sunshine every day. However, after the winter season, the summer months are usually the most expensive times to visit. If you want to bag a bargain and enjoy the best weather that you can, consider travelling just before or just after the summer season, either around June or October. That way you'll get a good deal on flights and accommodation, plus the city won't be as crowded as it is during the peak seasons.
Summer weather in Prague
The summer months see the warmest weather of the year for Prague, when the average temperatures rise from 15°C at the start of June up to their peak at 19°C in the first fortnight of August. Daily highs and lows follow the same pattern, starting off at 20°C/10°C respectively in the first week of June and rising up to 24°C/14°C in the first fortnight of August. The highest temperature which has ever been registered in Prague in the summer season is 37°C, which was registered in August, whilst the lowest temperature ever recorded in the city during this season is 2°C, which was recorded in June and July.
Surprisingly, Prague experiences a high amount of rainfall in summer, with an average of 65mm falling over the course of 17 rainy days each month. On average, July is the wettest month of the summer season, when 68mm of precipitation falls over 18 days. The most common types of precipitation for this season are moderate rain and thunderstorms.
On the other hand, the summer season also sees the highest amount of sunshine for Prague. During this season, the city enjoys an average of 10.5 hours of sunshine every day, peaking in July, with 11 hours of daily sunshine. The average humidity for the city during this season is 68%, which is relatively low, meaning that the sunshine and mild temperatures should always feel pleasant – never overpowering.
Autumn weather in Prague
Temperatures begin to drop in Prague when summer merges into autumn. During this month, average temperatures drop from 15°C at the start of September down to 1°C by the end of November. Daily high and low temperatures change in the same way, falling from 19°C/10°C at the start of the season down to 3°C/-1°C by the end of the season.
The highest temperature ever registered in Prague in autumn is 31°C, which was registered in September, whilst the lowest temperature ever recorded in the city in this season is -14°C, which was recorded in October.
Surprisingly, Prague experiences a low amount of rainfall in autumn, with an average of 33mm falling between 16 rainy days each month. September is usually the wettest month, when 39mm of precipitation falls over 15 days. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see in Prague during this season are moderate rain, moderate snow at the end of the season and light rain at the beginning of the season.
As autumn progresses, the daily sunshine hours gradually decrease, dropping down from eight hours on September to six hours in October and four hours in November. The average humidity for the city in autumn is 81%, which is fairly high, meaning that temperatures will often feel even colder than they are.
The weather can quickly change from one extreme to the next in autumn. It can be t-shirt weather under the midday sun one week then a few days later you can see the first snowflakes of winter, so make sure you come prepared for all types of weather.
Winter weather in Prague
Winter is the coldest season of the year in Prague, when the average temperatures drop from 1°C at the start of December down to -1.5°C by mid-January. Temperatures then begin to increase up to an average of 2°C by the end of February. Daily highs and lows change in the same way, falling from 4°C/-1°C at the beginning of December down to 1°C/-4°C by January before rising up to 5°C/-1°C by the end of February.
The warmest temperature ever registered in winter in Prague is 19°C, which was registered in February, whilst the coldest temperature ever recorded in winter in the city is -23°C, which was recorded in December.
Prague experiences hardly any rainfall in winter, with an average of 23mm falling across 14 days each month. This is because instead of being soaked in rain, the city is covered in snow, with snowfall affecting the city on an average of 11 days each month. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see in Prague during this season are moderate snow and moderate rain.
As you'd expect, Prague sees very little sunshine during the winter season, with an average of three sunshine hours each day. The average humidity for the city at this time of year is 84%, which is relatively high, meaning at the temperatures will sometimes feel even colder than the already are, so make sure you pack wisely.
Spring weather in Prague
Just like in autumn, the weather changes fast in spring. No sooner has the winter snow melted than the city seems to be in full bloom. During this season, average temperatures start off at 2°C at the beginning of March and quickly rise up to 15°C by the end of May.
Daily highs and lows change in the same way, starting off at 5°C/-1°C at the start of the season and rising up to 20°C/10°C by the end. The warmest temperature ever registered in Prague in spring is 30°C, which was registered in May, whilst the coldest temperature ever recorded in the city during this season is -15°C, which was recorded in March.
The average precipitation for Prague quickly increases as the season develops, starting off at 28mm over 16 days in March, rising up to 30mm over 16 days in April and peaking at 55mm over 17 days in May. The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to see in Prague in spring are moderate rain, moderate snow at the start of the season and thunderstorms at the end of the season.
After a dark winter, the average daily sunshine hours for Prague in spring begin to increase, with an average of eight hours every day. The average humidity for the city during this season is 70%, which is relatively low, meaning that the mild temperatures and sunshine will always feel pleasant – never overwhelming.
Extreme weather in Prague
In late May and early June 2013 in Prague, the Vltava River was affected by excessive rainfall. On June 3rd, floodwaters covered the esplanades along the river, making them flow at a rate of 3,200 m3/s, just slightly less than the almost 5,000 m3/s which was the result of devastating flooding in 2002. Sections of all city metro lines were closed and 1,000 troops from the Czech Army were deployed to help in the building of flood defences, whilst fire fighters evacuated around 7,000 people from flood-devastated areas.