November Weather Averages for Prague, Czech Republic
What's the weather like in Prague in November
The weather continues to get colder in Prague, Czech Republic in November, when the winter season begins. At this time of year, the average temperature for the city starts off at 5.5°C, created by highs of 9°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark. This drops down to 1°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 3°C during the daytime and lows of -1°C after dark, making the first week of November the best time to ...
What's the weather like in Prague in November
The weather continues to get colder in Prague, Czech Republic in November, when the winter season begins. At this time of year, the average temperature for the city starts off at 5.5°C, created by highs of 9°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark. This drops down to 1°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 3°C during the daytime and lows of -1°C after dark, making the first week of November the best time to holiday in Prague if you want to go when the city is warmest.
Even though it only happens on an average of 10% of days, temperatures have been known to rise above 14°C and drop below -7°C in Prague in November. The hottest temperature ever registered in the city during this month is 17°C, whilst the coldest temperature ever recorded here at this time of year is -14°C.
Over the course of November, the length of the day in Prague is decreasing, with a difference of 1:20 hours between the beginning and the end of the month. November 1st is the longest day with 9:45 hours of daylight, whilst November 30th is the shortest day with 8:25 hours of daylight.
During this month, Prague enjoys an average of four hours of sunshine each day – that's two hours less every day than in October – alongside median cloud coverage of 87% (mostly cloudy). Cloud coverage starts off at 83% on November 1st and gradually rises up to 91% by November 30th. On an average day, the sky is clear/mostly clear 22% of the time, partly cloudy 17% and mostly cloudy/overcast 57%.
The average monthly precipitation for Prague in November is 30mm/1 inch – that's lightly more than the previous month – which is divided between 17 rainy days and six snowy days.
The likelihood of rainfall making an appearance during this month averages at 62%, increasing as the month develops. November 30th is the day which will most likely see precipitation, when it falls on 67% of days, whilst November 1st is the day which will least likely see precipitation, when it falls on 59% of days.
The most common forms of precipitation you can expect to see in Prague in November are moderate rain (which occurs on 46% of days with rainfall), moderate snow (25%) and light rain (14%).
With cold temperatures like these, you'll need to take a lot of winter clothing – such as coats, jumpers, hats, scarves and gloves – with you to make sure you keep warm during your November holiday in Prague. Since you're almost guaranteed to see some rainfall, it's also worth packing an umbrella or some waterproof clothing, too. If you hate cold temperatures, forget about visiting Prague in November and plan your holiday for August instead, when the city experiences its warmest weather.
The probability of snowfall making an appearance during this month averages at around 21%, starting off at 12% on November 1st and rising up to 30% by November 30th. This makes the final week of November the best time to travel to Prague if you want to experience the city in the snow. However, because the odds of snowfall are fairly low during this month compared to others, if you really want to see the snow, you're best off delaying your Prague holiday until December or January – these months are when the city gets most of its snowfall.
At 88% – that's higher than the previous month – the average humidity for Prague in November is high, compared to the drier summer months, such as June and July. During November, the relative humidity for the city fluctuates between 70% (humid) and 96% (very humid), rarely falling below 54% (mildly humid) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is often at its driest around November 1st, when the relative humidity falls below 80% (humid) free days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around November 18th, when it rises above 94% (very humid) three days out of four.
Across the month, typical wind speeds range between 1 m/s (light air) and 7 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely rising above 12 m/s (strong breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around November 27th, when the average daily maximum is 7 m/s, whilst the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around November 1st, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s (moderate breeze).
Prague Hotels in November
Hotel the Golden Wheel
If you want to stay in the centre of the historical part of the city, consider Hotel the Golden Wheel. This small hotel is located within easy access of Prague Castle and Charles Bridge in Lesser Town and provides accommodation in the form of 17 rooms. Each room comes with satellite TV, internet access, tea/coffee making facilities and authentic features, such as vaulted ceilings and stone door frames. Café Arcadia is located on the ground floor of the hotel and serves Italian coffee, hot chocolate and snacks. The all-glass balcony lookout point at the top of the hotel boasts views of Prague Castle, Petrin Park and the red roofs of the Lesser Quarter houses. Other onsite services and facilities include bike rental, free WiFi access throughout and parking is available nearby.
Hotel Kings Court
Hotel Kings Court is another central hotel, situated in Republic Square just a short distance from the pedestrian shopping zone and all major tourist attractions, such as the Powder Tower, Jewish Quarter, Old Town Square, Charles Bridge and Wenceslas Square. Here guests can choose between 137 deluxe rooms, executive rooms, junior suites, executive suites, tower duplex suites and royal suites. Each guestroom comes with LCD TV, a laptop-size safe, free WiFi access, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with rain shower and eco-friendly amenities. Onsite dining options include the Brasserie Meating Point which serves international, Czech and French cuisine, the Vodka Lobby Bar which serves international vodkas and the Tase!t restaurant which is for private events. Other onsite amenities and services include a spa with swimming pool, Jacuzzi, steam room, sauna, massages and chill-out area and 24-hour fitness centre free for guests.
For something more budget-friendly, consider AnyDay Apartments. This three-star complex is situated in the heart of the city next to Wenceslas Square where you'll find loads of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and public transport links. Accommodation is provided in the form of studios which can sleep 2-3 guests and apartments which can sleep 4-6 guests. Each room and apartment comes with a kitchen with fridge, microwave, hob and kettle, free high-speed WiFi access, flat-screen LCD TV and private bathroom with hairdryer. Onsite services and facilities include free WiFi access throughout, secure parking nearby, excursion booking and breakfast buffet with breads, cheese, ham, jam, honey, eggs, cereal, yogurt, orange juice, tea and coffee.
Green Garden Hotel
Green Garden Hotel is perfect for history lovers who want to stay in a traditional hotel in Prague. Set inside a historic neo-renaissance structure which dates back to 1894, this renovated hotel is within walking distance of Charles Square, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. Accommodation is provided in the form of 60 uniquely-designed bedrooms, each of which comes with satellite TV, coffee/tea making facilities, free WiFi access, seating area and private bathroom with bath or shower and complimentary toiletries. Onsite dining options include the Green Garden Restaurant which serves Czech and international cuisine, plus the Lobby Bar which serves coffees, sandwiches, French wine, Italian wine and Czech liqueurs. Onsite you'll find the wellness area with dry sauna, steam sauna and massages, plus secure car park and excursion booking.
Bars and Restaurants
Restaurant Rainer Maria Rilke
Located in Old Town close to the National Theatre, Restaurant Rainer Maria Rilke is named after the writer R. M. Rilke who used to visit frequently. Here the menu is made up of Czech dishes, such as spicy beef goulash, roasted crispy duck and roasted lamb knee, alongside international dishes, like mushroom risotto, Caesar salad and chicken breast stuffed with salmon. To complement the food there is a lengthy selection of international and Moravian wines, all of which are reasonably priced.
For an unbeatable cocktail, it's got to be Bugsy's Bar. This famous bar employs only the best mixologists in the city and offers a menu laden with champagne, wine, rum, whiskey, sake and other spirits. Despite that, the 17 alcoholic and one non-alcoholic cocktails are always the stars of the show. Since Bugsy's Bar is smoker-friendly, there are also 43 varieties of cigar available to buy from the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Cuba.
Things to do in Prague in November
Speculum Alchemiae is an alchemy museum located inside the renovated, UNESCO-protected U Rabbiho Loewa building which dates back to 900AD. During your visit to the museum, you'll be able to see a genuine alchemy lab where alchemists produced magical elixirs and turned non-precious metals into gold at a time when science and mythology were closely related; during the renaissance in Prague's Jewish Town. English tours of the museum take place several times each day and pass by the library and several secret passages before culminating in a trip to the ancient lab hidden under the building. Speculum Alchemiae is open every day 10am-6pm.
Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem
Kostel Panny Marie Pred Tynem (known as Church of Our Lady before Týn) is one of the most impressive churches in Old Town Prague and has been the main church in the city since the 14th century. The gothic structure features towers which stretch 80m into the sky and are topped by small thin spires, making the church visible from almost every point in the city. Some of the most noteworthy aspects of the church include the golden image of the Virgin Mary which was made in the 1620s from a melted down Hussite chalice, the rococo altar found on the north wall and the tomb of Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe.
Church of Our Lady of the Snows
The Church of Our Lady of the Snows is another religious structure worthy of a visit during your holiday or city break to Prague. Located in New Town close to Jungmann Square, this church was built in the 14th century by Charles IV, it was intended to be the largest church in the city but construction was never fully completed. However, the section of the church that was finished means that at 34m-high, it boasts one of the highest vaults in Prague and at 29m-high, the tallest altar in the city. Holy masses take place at 7am, 8am and 6pm Monday-Friday, at 8am and 6pm on Saturdays and 9am, 10.15am, 11.30am and 6pm on Sundays.
If you want to get away from the tourist-centric parts of Prague, spend a few hours at Zizkov. Located in the cadastral district of the city, this town is full of historical and architectural points of interest. The Žižkov Television Tower here measures at 216m high, the National Monument which is the third largest bronze equestrian statue in the world is also in this area and the Olšany Cemetery – the largest cemetery in Prague. Find the New Jewish Cemetery which features various art nouveau monuments and the three-aisled neo-gothic Church of Saint Procopius.
In addition to the attractions, Zizkov is also home to many cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and supermarkets which have lower prices, since they serve residents more than tourists.
November events in Prague
1st November 2019 to 30th November 2019
The Festival Alternativa is an alternative festival with live music and film screenings, which is run jointly by the city and the Unijazz Association. While a large part is dedicated to experimental electronics, the festival has also opened itself to alternative forms of dance music and ethnic rhythms. 2019 Dates TBA.