Prague Weather October Averages, Czech Republic
What's the weather like in Prague in October?
Just like in September, the weather continues to cool down in Prague, Czech Republic in October. During this month, the average temperature for the city starts off at 11.5°C, created by highs of 16°C during the daytime and lows of 7°C after dark. This drops down to 5.5°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 9°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark, making the first week of October the best time to visit if ...
What's the weather like in Prague in October?
Just like in September, the weather continues to cool down in Prague, Czech Republic in October. During this month, the average temperature for the city starts off at 11.5°C, created by highs of 16°C during the daytime and lows of 7°C after dark. This drops down to 5.5°C by the end of the month, created by highs of 9°C during the daytime and lows of 2°C after dark, making the first week of October the best time to visit if you want to experience the city at its warmest.
Although it only occurs on an average of 10% of days, temperatures can sometimes rise above 21°C and drop below -2°C in Prague in October. The highest temperature ever recorded in the city during this month is 25°C, whilst the lowest temperature ever registered in the city at this time of year is -7°C.
Over the course of an average October, the length of the day in Prague is rapidly decreasing, with a difference of 1:48 between the start and the end of the month. October 1st is the longest day with 11:37 hours of daylight whilst October 31st is the shortest day with 9:49 hours of daylight.
In October, Prague enjoys around six hours of daily sunshine – that's two hours less each day than in September – along with median cloud coverage of 75% (mostly cloudy). Cloud coverage starts off at 66% at the beginning of the month and rises up to 83% by the end of the month. October 1st is the clearest day, when the sky is clear/mostly clear/partly clear 54% of the time and overcast/mostly cloudy 38%, whilst October 31st is the cloudiest day, when the sky is overcast/mostly cloudy/partly cloudy 70% of the time and clear/mostly clear 25%.
The average monthly precipitation for Prague in October is 24mm/1 inch – that's significantly less than the previous month – which is spread out between 16 rainy days and one snowy day. The possibility of rainfall making an appearance across the month averages at 55% and hardly varies at all. October 31st is the day which will most likely see rainfall, when it falls on 59% of days, whilst October 1st is the day which will least likely see rainfall, when it falls on 51% of days.
The probability of snowfall making an appearance during this month averages at around 6%, starting off at almost 0% on October 1st and peaking at 11% by October 31st. This makes the final week of October the best time to visit Prague if you want to experience the snow. However, since the odds of snowfall are relatively low during this month, your best bet is to delay your holiday until December or January, when the city experiences the majority of its snowfall.
The most common types of precipitation you can expect to get in Prague in October are moderate rain (which falls on 64% of days with rainfall) and light rain (17%).
With temperatures as cold as these, you'll need to pack plenty of winter-style clothing, such as jeans, thick jumpers, coats, gloves, scarves and hats to make sure you stay warm during your October holiday in Prague. Since the probability of rainfall is so high, it's also worth taking an umbrella or some waterproof clothing with you if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors. If you hate the cold, forget about visiting the city in October and plan your holiday for August instead, which is usually the hottest month of the year for Prague.
At 81% – that's considerably higher than the previous month – the average humidity for Prague in October is relatively high, compared to the drier summer months, such as June and July. Across the month, the relative humidity for the city ranges between 60% (mildly humid) and 96% (very humid), rarely falling below 43% (comfortable) or reaching as high as 100% (very humid). The air is most often at its driest around October 1st, when the relative humidity drops below 69% (mildly humid) three days out of four, whilst it's at its most humid around October 31st, when it rises above 93% (very humid) three days out of four.
During October, typical wind speeds fluctuate between 1 m/s (light air) and 6 m/s (moderate breeze), rarely rising above 11 m/s (fresh breeze). The highest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around October 30th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s (moderate breeze), whilst the lowest average wind speed of 4 m/s (gentle breeze) happens around October 19th, when the average daily maximum is 6 m/s.
Prague Hotels in October
Hotel Three Storks
When it comes to top quality accommodation in Prague, Hotel Three Storks is one of the best places to stay. Located in a quiet part of Lesser Town close to Prague Castle, this boutique hotel is within easy access of a wealth of historical monuments, museums, galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants. Accommodation comes in the form of modern double bedrooms, each of which features antique furniture, Prague Castle views, LCD satellite TV, tea/coffee making facilities and a private bathroom with bath or shower and complimentary toiletries. Guests can dine onsite at Restaurant Waldstejnska Hospoda which serves traditional Czech cuisine, such as venison, steak and kishaw. Other onsite services and facilities include bike rental, breakfast buffet and limited paid parking, with the nearest metro and tram stations just a short walk away.
Archibald at the Charles Bridge
Archibald at the Charles Bridge is a four-star hotel located in Lesser Town, just steps away from the Charles Bridge and Vltava River. The building which houses the hotel dates back to the 16th century and was fully renovated in 2002 to feature 22 double rooms, four deluxe rooms, four family suites and nine new rooms set in the hotel's private garden. Each guestroom comes equipped with free high-speed WiFi access, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities, plus complimentary daily breakfasts for all guests. Within the hotel you'll find the Kampa Restaurant which serves traditional Czech cuisine in the unique surroundings of arched brick-faced ceilings, as well as the Vltava Restaurant which offers a variety of burgers and beers whilst boasting views out onto the river and Charles Bridge. Other onsite services and facilities include free iPad rental, library and parking.
If you want to stay in a building with a rich history, consider Boscolo Prague. Located in the centre of the city, this hotel is set inside a neo-renaissance palace close to Old Town Square, the Czech State Opera and Wenceslas Square. Accommodation comes in the form of deluxe rooms, superior rooms, junior suites and one-bedroom presidential suites. Each of the guestrooms features marble bathroom with a bath, coffee/tea making facilities, free WiFi access and flat-screen satellite TV. The junior suites are more spacious, whilst the presidential suite is even larger and also features a whirlpool and second TV.
Onsite dining options include the New York Café Prague (coffee house), Inn Ox Lounge (international cuisine), Salon Restaurant (international cuisine) and Opera Ballroom (international cuisine), with the Midtown Grill, V Zatisi and Buddha Bar Restaurant all less than 0.5km away. Onsite you'll find the Boscolo Wellness & Spa which offers scrubs, wraps, massages, eye and lip treatments, facials, fitness classes, manicures, pedicures, plunge pools, a steam room, swimming pool, cardio equipment and weights.
Hotel U Prince
Hotel U Prince is another great choice when it comes to historical hotels in Prague. Located inside a 12th century UNESCO-protected building in Old Town Square, this hotel provides accommodation in the form of 13 double rooms, two deluxe rooms which are twice as large as the doubles, seven junior suites, two presidential suites and two apartments. Each guestroom comes with unique décor, antique furniture, satellite TV, free WiFi access and a private tiled bathroom.
The apartments each feature two bedrooms, living room with Old Town Square views and a fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob, kettle and dining table. Onsite dining options include Restaurant U Prince which serves Czech and international cuisine, Terrace Sky Restaurant which boasts panoramic views across the city and the New York Cocktail Bar which offers an extensive selection of wine and cocktails.
Bars and Restaurants
La Bottega Di Finestra
Satisfy your pasta craving by making a reservation at La Bottega Di Finestra. This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and offers a new menu each month, with fresh dishes made from seasonal quality ingredients. The breakfast menu features an international selection, including pastries, scrambled eggs, omelettes, eggs Benedict and French toast, whilst the main menu offers a choice of soups, pastas, meats and fish. La Botteda Di Finestra also boasts a small shop where you can buy the wines, salamis, Parma hams, cheeses, pastries and desserts which make up the main menu.
La Finestra in Cucina
La Finestra in Cucina is another popular choice when it comes to Italian cuisine in Prague. This restaurant features an open kitchen, so you can watch the chef freshly prepare your meal. The main menu features a selection of antipasti, soups, pastas and main courses which focus on meat and fish. The daily three-course special menu offers fresh and seasonal dishes. La Finestra in Cucina aims to have the largest Italian wine cellar in the Czech Republic and with several hundred varieties available by the bottle and the glass, they're not far off.
For something simply, try Den Noc. This restaurant is run by a young couple – one of whom loves to cook and one of whom loves fine wines. The daytime menu is made up of sweet and savory pancakes, homemade cakes, pastries, quiches, croissants, muffins, coffees, teas, water, hot chocolate, soft drinks and beer. No food is served in the evening – apart from nibbles such as bread, cheese and pate – but every night, 16 different wines are available to try by the glass, with over 100 available by the bottle.
Things to do in Prague in October
Classical music lovers won't want to miss the chance to visit the Rudolfinum during their holiday in Prague. Built between 1876 and 1884 in a neo-renaissance style, this auditorium is one of the oldest in Europe and is praised internationally for its high quality acoustics. The Czech Philharmonic is a resident of the auditorium, but many other orchestras and musicians also play here, so check the website to see what's on during your holiday.
The Rudolfinum is also home to an art gallery which focuses on contemporary art and has hosted many important exhibitions, including Uncertain Statues of America, Neo Raunch: Neue Rollen and Cindy Sherman: Retrospective. If you're interested in learning about the building's history and architecture, you can book a guided tour of the Rudolfinum via Prague Information Services.
National Technical Museum
For something more interactive, try the National Technical Museum. This family-friendly museum is the largest one in the Czech Republic committed to preserving artefacts which tell the history of technology. Founded in 1908, the museum went through an extensive renovation in 2012 and is now full of separate halls dedicated to everything from architecture, printing and photography to astronomy, planes and trains. Some of the highlights include the planes suspended from the ceiling, a 5,000-year-old meteorite and a manual printing press from in between the 17th and 18th centuries.
The Church of Our Lady Victorious
The Church of Our Lady Victorious is best known for being the home of the famous Child Jesus statue known as the Infant Jesus of Prague. Despite being only 47cm tall and made of wood, this statue attracts lots of attention from people who travel for its spiritual impact and beauty. After you've admired the statue, there is still plenty to see, such as the museum which houses robes, crowns and photographs of the statue. There is also scenes and a souvenir shop which sells miniature statues, books, t-shirts, postcards, rosaries and candles. English masses take place every Thursday at 5pm and every Sunday at noon.
Czech Museum of Music
Located within the former 17th century baroque church of St Mary Magdalene, the Czech Museum of Music features around 700,000 different items and artefacts which document the history of music. The Music Notation Archive and the Recordings Library have the largest collections, but you'll also find an extensive collection of manuscripts, press documentation and iconography, plus materials from libraries and personal estates. Some of the most noteworthy pieces include instruments and other items from Bedřich Smetana and Antonín Dvořák, two Czech composers.
The Czech Museum of Music also hosts temporary exhibitions, so check the website to see what's on during your holiday in Prague.