July Weather Averages for Prague, Czech Republic
What's the weather like in Prague in July
July is one of the warmest months of the year for Prague, Czech Republic, when the city is enjoying its summer season. At this time of year, the average temperature for the city starts off at 17°C, created by highs of 22°C during the daytime and lows of 12°C after dark. This rises up to 18.5°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 24°C during the daytime and lows of 13°C after dark, making the final wee...
What's the weather like in Prague in July
July is one of the warmest months of the year for Prague, Czech Republic, when the city is enjoying its summer season. At this time of year, the average temperature for the city starts off at 17°C, created by highs of 22°C during the daytime and lows of 12°C after dark. This rises up to 18.5°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 24°C during the daytime and lows of 13°C after dark, making the final week of July the best time of the year to visit if you want to explore Prague when temperatures are at their highest.
Although it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures have been known to rise above 29°C and drop below 9°C in Prague in July. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the city during this month is 36°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever registered here at this time of year is 2°C.
During an average July, the length of the day in Prague is decreasing, with a difference of 1:03 hours between the start and the end of the month. July 1st is the longest day with 16:19 hours of daylight whilst July 31st is the shortest day with 15:15 hours of daylight.
Across the month, Prague enjoys an average of 11 hours of sunshine every day – that's one hour more each day than in June – alongside median cloud coverage of 48% (partly cloudy) which hardly changes at all. Cloud coverage starts off at 50% on July 1st and drops down to 47% by July 27th. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 40% of the time, partly cloudy 26% and mostly cloudy/overcast 24%.
The average monthly precipitation for the city in July is 68mm/3 inches – that's about the same as the previous month – which is divided between 18 wet days. The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance across the month averages at 58%. The most probable day for precipitation is July 3rd when rain falls on 60% of days, whilst the least probable day is July 31st when it falls on 55% of days. The most common types of precipitation you can expect to see in Prague in June are moderate rain (which happens on 51% of days with rainfall), thunderstorms (37%) and light rain (11%).
Because it's one of Prague's summer months, the chances of snow falling in the city in July are practically zero. If you really want to experience the city when it's covered in snow, forget about visiting in July and plan your holiday for January or December instead, when the probability of snowfall is highest.
With pleasant daytime temperatures and cool night time temperatures, you'll need to pack a mixture of light clothing – such as thin jumpers, skirts, shorts and t-shirts – for during the day and warm clothing – such as jeans, thick jumpers and jackets – for the evening. Since there is a good chance that you'll get a shower or two during your holiday in Prague, it's also wise to pack an umbrella or some waterproof clothing. If you want to make the most of your holiday time and want to holiday in Prague when temperatures are highest, delay your break for a couple of weeks and visit in August when the city experiences its hottest weather.
At 68% – slightly lower than in June – the average humidity for Prague in July is fairly low compared to the cooler winter and spring months, such as February and March. During this month, the relative humidity for the city varies between 47% (comfortable) and 93% (very humid), rarely dropping below 32% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is driest around July 31st, when the relative humidity falls below 55% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around July 14th, when it rises above 89% (very humid) three days out of four.
During July, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 1 m/s (light air) and 7 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 July 2nd, 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 July 31st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
Prague Hotels in July
Hotel Residence Retezova is a four-star hotel located in the heart of Old Town Prague, just 300m away from Charles Bridge, as well as many other historic structures, museums, shops, supermarkets, cafes and restaurants in the immediate area. The hotel features gothic vaults, original fire places and wooden painted beams and aims to provide the comfort of home with the service of a quality hotel. Accommodation comes in the form of nine apartments divided between studios, one-bedroom suites, two-bedroom suites, junior suites and family suites. Each of the guestrooms comes with free WiFi access, air conditioning, LCD satellite TV and kitchenette with tea/coffee making facilities, oven and hob. Within the hotel you'll find Café Ebel open daily 8am to 8pm (8.30am to 8pm on weekends), fitness centre, bicycle rental and city tour booking.
For something even grander, try Savic Hotel – a hotel set inside a gothic and renaissance building which dates back to 1319. Also located in the historic centre of Prague, only steps away from the Astronomical clock, Prague Bridge, the National Theatre and Powder Tower, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of one executive suite, four junior suites, five deluxe double rooms, 12 superior double rooms and five standard double rooms. Each guestroom comes complete with Nespresso coffee machine, WiFi access, air conditioning, satellite TV and surround sound system, whilst the suites offer more space, luxury bathroom amenities and some have four-poster beds. Onsite services and facilities include the U Dominikana restaurant which serves Czech cuisine made from locally-sourced ingredients, bar and private parking nearby.
If you'd rather stay in a modern hotel, consider the ICON Hotel & Lounge. Set in the centre of the city, this 19th century urban boutique hotel is ideally located close to shops, boutiques, theatres, museums, art galleries, historical attractions, cafes, bars and restaurants. Here guests can choose between 31 standard rooms, deluxe rooms and junior suites. All guestrooms come with natural handmade bed, free WiFi access, LCD TV with DVD player, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with Rituals toiletries, whilst the suites feature a separate living room, home cinema Dolby digital sound, bathrobes and slippers. Onsite you'll find Room restaurant which serves tapas, sangria and other alcoholic drinks, Lounge which hosts live entertainment, Planet Zen Asian wellness spa with a 20% discount for all hotel guests and art gallery with temporary exhibits.
When it comes to a hotel which includes loads of extras in the price of the room, it's tough to beat Vintage Design Hotel Sax. Situated in Old Town Prague, this hotel features historic architecture on the outside and modern contemporary design on the inside. Accommodation is provided in the form of 22 rooms spread over four floors, each of which is uniquely designed with an artist theme and features air conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player, notebook with free WiFi access. Each room rate includes daily buffet breakfast, 5 o' clock tea with traditional Czech cakes and pastries, and WiFi access throughout the hotel and guestrooms. Onsite amenities and services include restaurant open 7am-7pm, 24-hour self-serve coffee room, gym which can be rented privately, DVD library with more than 5,000 titles and spa with whirlpool, sauna, massages and reflexology treatments.
Bars and Restaurants
If you're in the mood for Asian cuisine, make a reservation at V Zatisi. This award-winning restaurant serves a fusion of Asian and European specialities, with traditional Indian, Chinese and Japanese dishes prepared with local Czech ingredients. There are three menus available – two- and three-course Asian fusion a la carte menus, five-course Czech and Bohemian tasting menus and an Indian brunch menu. The a la carte and tasting menus feature classic yet innovative dishes such as roasted quail breast, pan-seared fillet of pikeperch, tuna sashimi and mustard tandoori tiger prawns. The Indian brunch menu is made up of a self-service station with salads and nibbles, a first course of green chicken tikka and fish amritsari, second course of kadhai chicken and third course of lamb curry.
Vegetarians looking for some top quality meat-free dishes should check out Estrella. Open daily from 11.30am until10.30pm, this restaurant serves up daily two- and three-course menus for a very affordable set price. Dishes vary according to what products are in season and can range from beetroot, lentil and tomato soup for starters and falafel, Indian curry and cauliflower risotto for a main course to tiramisu and traditional Czech cakes for dessert. The drinks menu is varied and features local and imported beers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, cocktails, tea and coffee.
Open daily from noon until 11pm, U Magistra Kelly is a great place to grab a coffee during the day or something stronger on an evening. This bar-restaurant serves up a huge selection of light, dark, mixed, fruity and non-alcoholic beers; red, white and sparkling wines, spirits and liqueurs; teas and coffees, all for reasonable prices. In addition to the lengthy drinks list, U Magistra Kelly also serves a small selection of traditional Czech dishes, such as pork knuckle and potato dumplings, alongside indulgent desserts, such as chocolate fondue. Due to the limited seating, making a reservation in advance is a must.
Things to do in Prague in July
For a cultural evening in Prague, visit the National Theatre – a historic building constructed in 1883. This theatre is made up of three artistic ensembles – opera, ballet and drama – which are performed on an almost nightly basis. Previous performances have included the Czech Ballet Symphony II, the Bartered Bride, the Bagpiper of Strakonice, Perfect Happiness or 1789, Pictures from the Insects' Life and La Traviata, but check the website's programme to see what's on during your holiday. If you book in advance, you can also take a guided tour in English of the National Theatre.
The Municipal House Hall is another historic building worthy of a visit during your holiday in Prague. The city's foremost art nouveau building, this structure is one of the finest in Europe and features a network of rooms, including the largest concert hall in Prague, a French restaurant, traditional Czech beer hall, several exhibition rooms and the first American bar in the Czech republic. The Municipal House Hall opened in 1912 and features a façade with delicate stonework, stained glass windows, gold trimmings and frescoes, making it a popular attraction amongst art lovers. Inside you'll find marble staircase which leads to the impressive highlight – the concert hall made of carved white stone with gold details, all illuminated by hundreds of lights. As well as hosting music concerts and dining opportunities, the Municipal House Hall also hosts temporary art exhibitions.
If the weather is pleasant, make the most of it by visiting Letná Park. Located on Letná Hill overlooking Prague Old Town and the Vlatava River, this park was established in 1860 on a former vineyard and today provides locals and visitors with a great place to relax. For sports lovers there are walking, Nordic walking, running, cycling and skating trails and for art lovers there are statues, water features, historic buildings. Families with children can enjoy the various playgrounds and benches, too. Some of the park's highlights include the Hanavský Pavilion – a cast iron neo-baroque structure built for the Jubilee World Fair in 1891, Europe's oldest functioning carousel built in 1892 and a marble pedestal with metronome which used to sit at the base of a statue of Stalin. There is also the Letná Beer Garden which serves beer, wine, soft drinks, some spirits and a limited menu, as well as a grilled sausage kiosk.
Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am-6pm in July, the Vikov National Monument is a must-visit for history buffs. Built between 1928 and 1938 to honour the Czechoslovak legionaries, today this monument includes the Ceremonial Hall and many exhibition halls, including the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Czechoslovak Statehood and the Crossroads of Czech. The site is also home to Jan Žižka – the third largest bronze equestrian statue in the world, built in honour of Jan Žižka and his 1420 victory. Even if you're not into history, the panoramic city vistas and the bird's eye view of Vinohrady's iconic red roofs make this site definitely worthy of a visit during your holiday in Prague.