August Weather Averages for Prague
What's the weather like in Prague in August
August is usually the hottest month of the year for Prague, Czech Republic. During this month, the average temperature for the city begins at 18.5°C, created by highs of 24°C during the daytime and lows of 13°C after dark. This gradually drops down to an average of 17.5°C by the middle of the month, created by highs of 23°C during the daytime and lows of 12°C after dark, before reaching a lo...
What's the weather like in Prague in August
August is usually the hottest month of the year for Prague, Czech Republic. During this month, the average temperature for the city begins at 18.5°C, created by highs of 24°C during the daytime and lows of 13°C after dark. This gradually drops down to an average of 17.5°C by the middle of the month, created by highs of 23°C during the daytime and lows of 12°C after dark, before reaching a low of 16°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 21°C during the daytime and lows of 11°C after dark. This makes the first week of August the best time to visit if you want to holiday in Prague when the city is at its hottest.
Although it only occurs on an average of once every ten days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 29°C and fall below 7°C in Prague in August. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the city during this month is 37°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever registered here during this month is 5°C.
Over the course of an average August, the length of the day in Prague is quickly decreasing, with a difference of 1:41 hours between the start and the end of the month. August 1st is the longest day of the month with 15:13 hours of daylight, whilst August 31st is the shortest day of the month, with 13:13 hours of daylight.
Throughout August, Prague enjoys an average of ten hours of daily sunshine – that's one hour less every day than in July – along with median cloud coverage of 48% (partly cloudy) which hardly varies at all as the month develops. Cloud coverage begins at 47% (partly cloudy) on August 1st and rises up to 50% (partly cloudy) by August 31st. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 41% of the time, partly cloudy 25% and mostly cloudy/overcast 25%.
The average monthly precipitation for Prague in August is 53mm/2 inches – that's slightly less than the previous month – which is spread out between 16 rainy days. The probability of rainfall making an appearance across the month averages at 53%. The most likely day for precipitation is August 2nd when it falls on 55% of days, whilst the least likely day is August 27%, when it falls on 51% of days. The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to experience in Prague in August are moderate rain (which occurs on 57% of days with rainfall), thunderstorms (29%) and light rain (13%).
Since August is the hottest month of the year, the probability of snow falling in Prague at this time of year is practically non-existent. If you really want to visit the city when the snow is falling, forget about going in August and plan your trip for January or December instead, when Prague experiences the majority of its snowfall.
With a mixture of warm daytime temperatures and cool night time temperatures, you'll need to take a selection of warm clothing – such as jackets, jumpers and jeans – for an evening, as well as light clothing – such as t-shirts, shorts and skirts – for during the daytime. Since there is a very good chance you'll experience some precipitation during your holiday in Prague, it's also worth packing some waterproof clothing or an umbrella.
At 68% – that's the same as the previous month – the average humidity for Prague in August is fairly low compared to the colder winter and spring months like February and March. At this time of year, the relative humidity for the city ranges between 47% (comfortable) and 93% (very humid), rarely falling below 31% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is most often driest round August 6th, when the relative humidity drops below 54% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around August 30th, when it rises above 91% (very humid) three days out of four.
During August, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 1 m/s (light air) and 6 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely rising above 10 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around August 31st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s (moderate breeze), whilst the lowest average wind speed of 3 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around August 14th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
Prague Hotels in August
When it comes to affordable accommodation in a bustling part of Prague, it's tough to beat Domus Henrici. This boutique hotel is located in Hradčany, just steps away from Prague Castle, the Loreta Chapel and Strahov Monastery, inside a historic building which has been renovated. Accommodation comes in the form of standard double rooms, deluxe double rooms and suites. All guestrooms feature satellite TV, free WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with shower whilst the suite is much larger and features a separate living area and spacious bathroom with corner bath. Onsite services and facilities include daily breakfast buffet in the 20-seater breakfast lounge, restaurant which serves light snacks throughout the day and terrace with views over the city. Thanks to its central location, you'll find plenty of shops, supermarkets, cafes, bars and restaurants nearby.
Hotel Liberty is another top pick when it comes to centrally-located hotels. Situated in Prague's historical centre, close to Wenceslas Square, Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of 32 standard rooms, deluxe rooms and executive suites. Each guestroom comes with HD satellite TV, coffee/tea making facilities, air conditioning, free WiFi access and private bathroom with shower and complimentary toiletries, whilst the executive suite is spread out over two floors and features a bathroom with full bath, living room and views of Prague Castle. Onsite dining options include the breakfast restaurant which serves hot and cold options for breakfast and brunch and Caffetteria Liberty which serves Italian cuisine, coffees and wine. The hotel also features a wellness centre with gym (free), sauna (paid) and whirlpool (paid).
For something more modern, consider K+K Hotel Fenix. Situated just steps away from Wenceslas Square where you'll find a plethora of shops, supermarkets, bars, restaurants, cafes, museums, theatres, art galleries and historical sites, this hotel features modern architecture and amenities – something that really makes it stand out from other hotels in Prague. Here guests can choose between classic rooms, standard rooms and executive suites. All guestrooms feature modern décor, air conditioning/heating, satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with bath and shower whilst the executive suites also come with free toiletries, bathrobe, slippers, access to the wellness area, international newspapers, international magazines and access to in-room virtual concierge tablets. Onsite services and facilities include fitness centre with gym and sauna, free WiFi access throughout the hotel and rooms, restaurant, bar and tennis courts.
Art Nouveau Palace is a great place to stay if you're after a historical hotel in Prague. Designed in 1909, this hotel has played host to all sorts of celebrities, including the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Steven Spielberg. Accommodation comes in the form of 124 deluxe and executive guestrooms and junior, art nouveau and palace suites. Each guestroom comes with free WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen satellite TV, Italian marble bathrooms with shower and bath, and air conditioning, whilst the suites are larger and also come with complimentary minibar, free drinks on arrival and discounts at the onsite restaurants. Onsite dining options include the Gourmet Club restaurant which serves a la carte and tasting menus, Café Palace which serves Czech cuisine, homemade cakes, coffees, wines and spirits and L'Epoque which serves a full American breakfast buffet.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're in the mood for traditional Czech cuisine, make a reservation at Casserol. Open for breakfast 7am-10am and for lunch and dinner 11.30am-midnight, this restaurant specialises in modern Czech cuisine which is served from an open kitchen where you can watch the chefs prepare your food. Breakfast is served buffet-style with a selection of vegetables, meats, bread, dairy, honey, jam, cereal and fruit. The lunch and dinner a la carte menus feature a selection of contemporary dishes, such as duck pate wrapped in bacon, roast pig knuckle in beer sauce and red wine-braised beef cheeks. A seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings is also available.
Mlynec is another great place to go for Czech cuisine. Boasting a dining room and outdoor terrace which looks out onto the Vltava River and Charles Bridge, this restaurant serves contemporary Czech and international cuisine across one a la carte and three four-/five-course tasting menus. The a la carte menu features a variety of vegetarian, meat-based and fish options, such as grilled eggplant, West Bohemian pork belly and seared sea bass. On Saturday and Sunday, Mlynec serves up a roast with three starters, three kinds of meat and four desserts so you can try a bit of everything without having to queue like at a buffet.
For something healthier, try La Veranda. Open Monday to Saturday noon until midnight, this restaurant uses fresh products sourced from small Czech farms to create top quality healthy dishes. The menu is made up of a selection of European nibbles, salads, soups, pasta, fish, meat, desserts and cheeseboards, with classic dishes such as roasted calamari, marinated goat cheese salad, pumpkin risotto, grilled tuna, roasted duck breast and limoncello sorbet all appearing on the menu. Here you'll also find an extensive wine list with around 100 red, white and rose varieties from across the world.
Things to do in Prague in August
Veletrzni Palace is a must-visit for art lovers on holiday in Prague. This art gallery is home to the largest collection of art in the Czech Republic which is divided between historic structures throughout the city. The international collection within the gallery features the works of Monet, Van Gogh, Renoir, Miró, Cezanne, Schiele, Klimt and Picasso who has a room to himself where you can see two self-portraits and two nudes. The gallery also displays a vast selection of Slovak and Czech paintings and sculptures from artists such as Bohumil Kubišta, Vincenc Beneš and Alfons Mucha. Veletrzni Palace is open Tuesday to Sunday 10am-6pm throughout August.
Art enthusiasts should also consider visiting Kostele Svateho Ignace. Located within Charles Square, this church is one of the most beautiful in the city and was built in a baroque style between 1665 and 1671 by architect Carlo Lurago, when it formed part of the Jesuit dormitory. Today the church serves as a teaching hospital and inside you'll find genuine baroque decorations highlighted by scattered natural lighting and furnishings which date back to 1770. Kostele Svateho Ignac holds worship services Monday to Saturday at 6.15am, 7.30am and 5.30pm and on Sundays at 7am, 9am, 11am (in Latin) and 7.30pm.
Wallenstein Palace is a baroque palace in Malá Strana, currently home to the Prague Senate. Whilst the palace is a beautiful building best known for its main wing, audience chamber and chapel, the garden is certainly the attraction's most-visited part. The Wallenstein Palace Garden is the first palace garden in Prague, dating back to 1623-1630. Some of the garden's highlights include the large wall decorated with artificial stalactites to imitate a limestone cave, the nearby exotic bird aviary, the original statues and fountains created my Adrian de Vries, large duck pond and marble fountain. Concerts are frequently held here throughout the spring and summer which are free for visitors to enjoy.
Foodies won't want to miss out on the chance to visit the Gastronomy Museum during their holiday in Prague. Open every day from 10am until 7pm, this museum aims to educate visitors about healthy food, encourage the appreciation of quality food and take ordinary dining to the next level. Here you'll find a variety of displays showing how cooking, dining and food have changed from the pre-historic ages up to today. You'll also discover favourite recipes from the world's best chefs and some traditional recipes from Czech chefs who influenced today's modern cuisine. If you want to get more involved, the museum also offers, courses, workshops, tastings and lectures.
August events in Prague
Čajomírfest - Open Air Tea festival
2nd August 2018 to 4th August 2018
Towards the end of August an annual open-air tea festival will be held at Vyšehrad Praha to celebrate the country's association with tea. There will be tasting areas, acoustic concerts, workshops and theatre performances. Of course there will be a variety of different tea styles from across the world including China, Japan, England, Korea, Argentina, Mongolia, Vietnam and the Cezch Republic.
Opera Barocca Summer Festival
15th August 2018 to 7th September 2018
The Opera Barocca Summer Festival will take place from August 15th until September 7th. Experience the best music from the 17th and 18th centuries in an open-air atmosphere including a trio of opera, ballet and dance performances in the courtyard at Clam Gallas Palace. All dancers and musicians will be dressed in traditional period costume, as well as using authentic Baroque instruments.