Prague Weather April Averages, Czech Republic
What's the Weather Like in Prague in April?
The weather continues to get warmer in Prague, Czech Republic in April, when the spring season is underway. During this month, the average temperature for the city begins at 6.5°C, created by highs of 11°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark.
This rises up to 11°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 16°C during the daytime and lows of 6°C after dark, which makes the final week of April the best time to visit the city if you want to holiday in Prague when temperatures are at their warmest.
Even though it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 23°C and drop below -2°C in Prague in April. The warmest temperature ever registered in the city during this month is 27°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever recorded here at this time of year is -7°C.
If you hate cold temperatures and rainfall and want to visit the city when temperatures are at their highest, forget about going in April and plan your trip for August instead, when the city will be much warmer and drier.
Average Daylight Hours
Over the course of an average April, the length of the day is steadily increasing, with a difference of 1:45 hours of daylight between the beginning and the end of the month. The shortest day is April 1st with 12:57 hours of daylight, whilst the longest day is April 30th with 14:42 hours of daylight.
Average Sunshine Hours
During this month, Prague enjoys an average of nine daily hours of sunshine that's three more each day than in March along with median cloud coverage of 60% (partly cloudy). Cloud cover quickly decreases as the month develops, starting off at 66% on April 1st and falling down to 54% by April 30th.
April 1st is the cloudiest day of the month when the sky is overcast/mostly cloudy/partly cloudy 60% of the time and clear/mostly clear 31%. April 30th is the clearest day of the month, when the sky is clear/mostly clear/partly cloudy 61% of the time and overcast/mostly cloudy 29%. Over the course of the month, the city is affected by fog on less than one day.
The average monthly precipitation for Prague in April is 33mm/1 inch that's slightly more than the previous month which is spread out between 16 rainy days and three snowy days.
The probability of rainfall occurring during this month is 57%, with the most likely day being April 1st when it falls on 59% of days and the least likely being April 27th, when it falls on 55% of days.
The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see in Prague in April are moderate rain (which occurs on 50% of days with rainfall), moderate snow (16%), light rain (15%) and thunderstorms (12%).
With relatively cold temperatures and a high chance of rainfall, you'll need to pack warm clothing, such as coats, jumpers and jeans if you plan to visit Prague in April, as well as an umbrella or a waterproof jacket if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors.
The probability of snowfall making an appearance in April is 13°C, starting off at 19% on April 1st and falling down to 6% by April 30th. This makes the first week of April the best time to visit Prague if you want to catch the snow.
At an average of 67%, the humidity for Prague in April is relatively low, compared to February and March. At this time of year, the relative humidity for the city fluctuates between 45% (comfortable) and 92% (very humid), rarely dropping below 27% (dry) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid).
The air is usually driest around April 24th, when the relative humidity falls below 55% three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around April 1st, when it rises above 88% (very humid) three days out of four.
During April, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 7 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely going over 11 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around April 1st, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s occurs around April 29th, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s.
Prague Hotels in April
For a hotel with lots of facilities and services, Hotel Josef is a great pick. This hotel is made up of bright and spacious deluxe and superior deluxe guestrooms. Each deluxe room comes complete with free WiFi access, plasma TV with DVD player, and private bathroom with limestone shower or bath and Orla Kiely amenities, whilst the superior deluxe rooms are larger and come with Nespresso coffee machines.
There are also four prestigious rooms which are even larger than the others and come with ultra-luxurious bedding and views of Prague Castle. Onsite services and amenities include the Josef bakery which serves French-inspired breads and pastries, room service, in-room fitness sets, rooftop gym and sauna, massage studio, complimentary DVD library and car park, as well as city orientation tours and twice-weekly guided jogs around the city.
Maximilian Hotel is another modern hotel in Prague which offers a wide range of amenities, many of which are focused on fitness. Located only a ten minute walk away from historical attractions such as Charles Bridge, Old Town Square and their numerous museums, art galleries, concert halls, shops and cafes, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of deluxe rooms, superior deluxe rooms and one suite.
Each deluxe room comes with free WiFi access, complimentary breakfast, plasma TV with DVD player and private bathroom with quality amenities. The superior deluxe rooms also come with balconies and Nespresso coffee machines, whilst the suite also features a separate living area with sofa, armchairs, coffee table, iPod docking station and bathroom with an over-sized bath designed by Philippe Starck. Onsite services and facilities include indoor parking, business centre, wellness studio, twice weekly city jog and a restaurant open daily for breakfast.
K+K Hotel Central
K+K Hotel Central is set inside a unique art nouveau building in Old Town Prague, just steps away from historic squares, churches, museums, art galleries, cafes, shops, bars and restaurant. This four-star hotel provides accommodation in the form of classic and executive guestrooms.
Each classic room comes with satellite TV, free high-speed WiFi access and modern bathroom with under-floor heating, bath and complimentary toiletries, whilst each executive room offers more space, as well as coffee/tea making facilities and free bottled water upon arrival.
Within the hotel you'll find the Bistro Lounge which serves international cuisine for lunch and dinner, daily buffet breakfast, gym with weight and cardio equipment, sauna, wellness centre with massages and car park.
Boutique Hotel Seven Days
When it comes to an affordable luxury hotel in Prague, Boutique Hotel Seven Days is a top pick. Located in the centre of the city, close to Wenceslas Square, Prague State Opera and the National Museum, this four-star hotel is set inside a 19th century building and provides accommodation in the form of twin rooms, double rooms, junior suites and family rooms.
Each guestroom comes with free WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV, whilst the junior suites also come with a separate working area, bathrobe, slippers and one hour's use of the onsite sauna and Jacuzzi.
Onsite dining options include Café and Bar which serves coffee, tea, cocktails, juices, desserts, cakes and a weekly-changing lunch menu and CHEF Restaurant & Garden which serves modern Czech cuisine for dinner. Other onsite services and facilities include complimentary daily breakfast buffet, 24-hour gym and private sauna and Jacuzzi room which can be booked for one or two hours.
Bars and Restaurants
U Kroka is a small family-run restaurant which focuses on Bohemian cuisine. A regular a la carte menu made up of cheeses, hams, soups, poultry, pork, beef, vegetarian dishes, salads, classic Czech meals and desserts is available Monday to Friday from 3pm until 11pm and all weekend.
However, if you visit between 11am and 3pm during the week, you'll get to choose from their daily menu which although relatively small is made up of the freshest and most seasonal products possible. The drinks list is comprised of red and white wines which are available by the glass and bottle, as well as spirits, ciders, beers, soft drinks teas and coffees.
For something more sophisticated, try Coda. This restaurant was designed by Italian architects and is decorated with artwork created by famous masters. Classical music plays in the dining room throughout the week, with live piano performances held every evening Tuesday to Saturday.
The menus focus on fresh, seasonal products and the contemporary sous vide cooking method, with the a la carte menu featuring innovative choices such as Russian caviar, monkfish cheeks, lamb shank confit and sous vide rabbit leg. A six-course international tasting menu and three-course Czech tasting menu is also available.
If you're craving Italian cuisine, reserve a table at Pastar. This family-style restaurant and shop is located inside a historic building opposite the National Theatre and offers diners the opportunity to buy in the shop whatever is in the restaurant and order in the restaurant whatever is in the shop.
The menu features Italian classics, such as cannellini bean soup, grilled tiger prawns, homemade ravioli, veal ossobuco and steak of the day, complemented by traditional desserts, including ice creams, cheesecake and cheese boards. The wine list features a huge selection of red, white, rose, sparkling and dessert wines from Italy.
Things to do in Prague in April
If you want to pick up a unique souvenir for yourself or some special gifts for friends and family back home, pop into Artel during your holiday in Prague. This brand has several stores one in Platnéská Street, one in Celetná Street in Old Town and one in U Lužickeho semináe in Malá.
Each store specialises in handcrafted Bohemian crystal glassware which you can have custom made with whatever patterns or words you like. If you take a photo along with you, the staff can even sketch the photo onto the glass. All the products for sale here are mouth-blown and hand-engraved by local Czech artisans and are available in the shape of drinking glasses, decanters, bottles, candleholders, bowls and pitchers.
For a unique cultural experience, consider the Invisible Exhibition. This exhibition allows you to step into the shoes of a blind person to find out just what their daily life is really like. During the 90-minute tour, your group will be led in complete darkness by blind and partially-sighted people who will take you through seven different situations to see how you deal with everyday tasks such as paying for a cup of coffee on a bar and choosing the right seasonings for your meal all without being able to see a thing.
At the end of the tour, you'll be taken to a room full of gadgets used by blind people every day, such as talking scales and a Braille typewriter. The idea behind the exhibition is to bring the worlds with and without sight closer together so that we can better understand each other. Tours take place every 15 minutes Monday to Friday noon-8pm and on weekends and public holidays 10am-8pm.
Petín Hill is a hill located in the centre of Prague, rising around 130m above the left bank of the Vltava River. Almost entirely covered in parks and recreational spaces, this hill is one of the greenest areas in Prague, making it a great place to spend the day if the weather's fine.
There are loads of things to do here including climbing or riding the funicular to the top for the panoramic views and climbing to the top of the Petín Tower for even better views. For a more relaxed day out, you can also admire the statue of the great Czech romantic poet Karel Hynek Mácha, explore the observatory and wander through the rose garden. Families with children will have great fun in the Mirror Maze and pony rides which take place daily throughout April.
Art lovers won't want to miss the chance to see the Troja Chateau during their holiday in Prague. Located in an outer suburb in the north of the city, this luxury baroque palace is surrounded by gardens and vineyards which are overflowing with exotic plant life that will be beginning to bloom in April.
Built for the Counts of Sternberg between 1679 and 1691, this palace features architecture inspired by France and Italy, with a striking white and terracotta façade and triangular roofs. One of the highlights of the palace is the staircase which depicts a struggle between the gods of antiquity, the titans and symbolical figures representing day, night and the continents.