Summer is a great time to come and visit Prague, since it’s the warmest time of the year and you have the most daylight too. You can pack light and spend long days exploring the historic town centre, sitting in the shade of park trees having a picnic or enjoying a balmy evening in the outdoor theatre.
Whilst the general weather is similar in summer in the whole Czech Republic, Prague tend to get much warmer in the summer because the tall townhouses absorb the heat. There is also not a lot of wind and the town can be quite dusty.
When it’s very hot during the weekends (or holidays), most Prague people escape to their country cottages or at least leave the town for a day trip to a river, lake or cooling woodland.
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What is the weather like in Summer in Prague ?
Generally speaking, it can be very hot, with many heatwaves and also summer storms and even local flooding (this is usually much worse in Moravia and South Bohemia than in Prague).
When the weather is calm, it’s usually hot during day and it can rain in the night. This makes the next day slightly cooler in the morning, but it usually warms up pretty quickly.
Summer is the time when it’s the least rain and wind in the Prague and the most sunny days with full sun.
The night temperatures are also the warmest in the summer and usually don’t drop below 10-15 C. (During a heatwave this can be as high as 20 C). This is perfect if you are planning to do any camping trip or stay in country wood cabins for few days and explore the countryside outside Prague.
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What are the temperatures like in summer in Prague ?
Most days in July can be very hot (up to 25-30 C in the shade, but much hotter in the sun),
When the sun is shining it can be very hot in the direct sun (easily up to 40 Celsius), so try to stay in the shade if you can. If you get easily sun burned, I’d recommend planning your day, so that you do some indoor activity between 1-3 pm. This is the time when the sun is at its hottest.
How does the weather change during summer in Prague?
Generally speaking, the weather is getting hotter and hotter as you progress through the June into July and then getting slightly colder as you get into the middle to end of August.
It’s still very warm throughout, but the temperatures in August are usually more bearable than in July.
What does the hot weather feel like in the summer?
If you are visiting from the UK you are probably used to seeing weather forecasts mentioning something like: temperature 20 C feels like 18 C or 22 C etc. This is because the same temperature can feel ‘hotter’ or ‘colder’ depending on the humidity of the air.
This might sound a bit difficult to understand, until you come to Prague and the weather forecast is something like 25C (which is often 30-35 C in the sun) and you are like ‘this is O.K, I can bear that!’ If this was in the UK you’d really struggle!
This is because in the Prague (and the Czech Republic – being a land locked country) the humidity is much lower than in UK and the heat feels ‘drier’ and because of that, it’s more bearable!
Saying that, the sun still has the same damaging effect to your skin, so make sure that you use sun block cream, hat, sunglasses or long loose clothing to protect yourself against the strong sun beams.
How to read the local weather forecast
The local weather forecast uses Celsius (not Fahrenheit) and the temperature given is measured (or predicted) in the shade. This means that if the weather forecast mentions 25 C, it can be easily 30-35 C in the sun.
This is quite a big difference, so if you see anything over 20-25 C in a weather forecast, do plan some activities that will keep you cool, at least during the biggest heat of the day between 1-3 pm.
How much does it rain in Prague in summer?
Even without a weather forecast you can tell when the rain is going to come and what type it will be.
If the weather has been incredibly hot for a few days and the wind is rising and it’s clouding over, expect a quick downpour and heavy showers. The showers are usually over within few minutes (or at least they get more milder), the sun is back and you can carry on with your day. If it’s been hot for a few days, the storms and thunderstorms can be much longer and last for a few hours.
If the weather has been slightly colder and it’s getting windy and clouding over, the rain will be more persistent and perhaps slightly lighter. It will, however last much longer, so it’s wise to revise your plans for indoor activities or at least wear good sturdy shoes and pack rain jacket or an umbrella.
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How much daylight is in the summer?
The sunrise is at 5 am and the sunset is at 9 pm during summer with nearly extra 40 minutes after the sunset when you can see the light.
The good thing about this time of the year, is that you have a lot of day light as you can easily see light until 9 – 9.30pm ( or nearly 10 pm).
This is great if you are planning a day trip outside Prague or a longer walk.
I always plan my longest day trips for June, July or August as you can do a lot in the day.
As you go through the summer, the light does start to shorten and by the end of august, the day light shifts to approximately 5.30 am to 8.30 pm. This is still plenty of time to fit a very long day trip.
At the beginning of the month
Sunrise – 4.57 am and sunset at 21.02 pm
The longest day of the year – 21 June
Sunrise 4.52 – sunset 21.15 pm
At the end of the month
Sunrise 4. 56 am – sunset 21.15 pm
Beginning of the month
Sunrise 4.56 am – sunset 21.15 pm
Middle of the month (around 15 July)
Sunrise – 5. 09 – sunset 21.06 pm
End of the month
Sunrise 5. 29 – sunset 20.46 pm
Beginning of the month
Sunrise 5.31 – Sunset 20.45 pm
Middle of the month (around 15 August)
Sunrise 5.51 – Sunset 20.21 pm
End of the month
Sunrise 6.15 – Sunset 19.48 pm
What does Prague’s nature look like in summer?
I thought I’d also mention, what you can expect in the terms on nature, parks and countryside. I only thought about this because for a couple of years, I couldn’t come to Prague in summer and realised that my pictures were missing flowering plants, trees with leaves on and green grass!
Anyway, if you visit Prague in summer, you’ll be pleased to find plenty of flowering gardens, trees with green leaves and grass to sit on in the park. Although the grass might be a bit scorched with the sun if it’s hot for a long time!
Summer hay fever allergies
If you suffer from hay fever allergies you might like to know that by the beginning of June most trees would have flowered, so the tree pollen should be very low.
However, the most famous Czech tree – the lime tree (it symbolises Czech nationality and it’s usually planted along the roads, streets and in gardens), still continues to flower well into the beginning of July.
You’ll also encounter grass pollen, as grass can flower still in June and July and unfortunately weed pollen start to flower at the end of June all the way to July and August.
Prague parks and gardens are always well maintained, which means that the grass is regularly cut and the weeds taken out. Most parks and gardens, therefore should be fine for you to visit if you suffer with mild hay fever, but do be prepared to have an alternative plan in case there are some flowering plants or trees that are too strong for you.
If you forget your hay fever medication, or need some, any pharmacy will be able to help you. Not all pharmacist speak English, but if you visit a large pharmacy like the one in the Main Train Station, they might have staff on duty who speak English. Most hay fever medication is also international, so you might recognise the type of medication you normally take.
In Czech hay fever is ‘senna ryma’, in case you need to make yourself understood in Czech.
What to pack for your visit in the summer
You seriously don’t need a lot for your summer visit to Prague! Although the weather is going to be hot, the second layer is always useful, especially in the morning and evening.
I would also pack, a good sun hat, sunglasses and a long light linen shirt, trousers or a skirt. I love to wear an easy to wear a dress, which I wash every night and just leave on a clothes hanger to drip dry in the shower.
It might be tempting to bring just flip flops or summer flats as it’s going to be very hot, but the Prague cobbles are very hard (and uneven surface) to walk on, so pair of comfy trainers or padded shoes are a must. You canfind other tips on what to pack in this blog post.
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What is the weather like in Prague in July and August? ›
The average temperatures are 16°C (61°F), created by highs of 20°C (68°F) during the daytime and lows of 10°C (50°F) after dark. This rises to 17°C (63°F) by the end of the month, created by highs of 22°C (72°F) during the daytime and lows of 12°C (54°F) after dark.What is the weather like in Prague in June July? ›
Temperatures are around 15°C at the beginning of the month with highs of 22°C. At night, it can get quite cold when the average temperature drops to 10°C. You'll have at least ten hours of sunshine quite humid with an average level of 69% that can rise as high as 89%.What is the weather like in Czech Republic in June and July? ›
Temperatures. Daytime high temperatures will tend to be near 20 C (68 F) early in June, warming to near 22 C (72 F) by the end of the month. A few of the warmer afternoons, especially later in the month, can reach up to near 29 C (84 F).Is Prague humid in July? ›
You can expect 11 hours of warm sunshine per day with a 48% chance of cloud coverage. 68mm of rainfall is expected to fall across 18 days of the month, which makes July one of the wettest months of the year. The average humidity is 68%, which is fairly moderate and slightly lower than last month.How do people dress in Prague in July? ›
Mid-summer from June, July and August can be very hot, and younger Czech women tend to wear short skirts and camisoles in the heat. A pashmina is a versatile piece that will dress up any outfit and keep you warm when the temperature turns cooler.What is the best month to travel Prague? ›
September and October are the best months to visit Prague — but pack a light trench jacket and small umbrella in preparation for the odd rain shower. This is when the crowds begin to thin out, the school trips suddenly end, and parts of the cities are slowly reclaimed by the locals.What time does it get dark in Prague in June? ›
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In August, Prague is moderately humid with an average amount of 61% (relative humidity), which could be described as humid but cool. December has the highest relative humidity at 96% and is the least humid in July at 60%.How busy is Prague in July? ›
July is high season for European travel, and that, of course, includes Prague. You can expect crowds at the major tourist attractions and in restaurants, cafes, and pubs. You'll definitely need reservations in advance for your hotel, and you might pay more for it than you would during other seasons.Is Prague nice in the summer? ›
It is likely to rain during summer days in Prague, and you can carry a small umbrella to prevent getting wet. The temperature might also drop to 10 degree celsius at night sometimes.
What is the currency in Prague? ›
Czech koruna is also referred to as Czech crowns. It has the currency abbreviation of CZK. The Currency symbol is displayed as Kč.Is July a good time to visit Prague? ›
July and August have their advantages, with the best weather, longer days (daylight until after 21:00), fewer tourists in Prague than in the peak months of May, June, and September, and busy festivals held in small towns around the country.What is the hottest month in Prague? ›
July is the hottest month in Prague with an average temperature of 18°C (64°F) and the coldest is January at -1°C (30°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 9 in June. The wettest month is May with an average of 69mm of rain..What is Prague known for? ›
Prague is famous for its cultural life. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived there, and his Prague Symphony and Don Giovanni were first performed in the city. In addition, the lyric music of the great Czech composers Bedřich Smetana, Antonín Dvořák, and Leoš Janáček is commemorated each year in a spring music festival.Can you wear jeans in Prague? ›
Jeans are popular in Prague, as in most major cities, and you'll be comfortable wearing them both day and night in most places.Is Prague dressy at night? ›
Prague nightlife dress code
There is no certain rule for dressing up in Prague when it comes to nightlife, however, some bars and clubs require you to dress smartly. If you don't want to spend your entire night in one place, I would advise you to dress smart casual.
Some travelers love wearing leggings for comfort, and they are acceptable to wear in Prague.How many days in Prague is enough? ›
To really see this amazing city, it's best to plan to visit for four to five days. This will allow you to see all the main sites and get a sense of the city's culture. Plus you'll have time to go on a day trip or two since there are many amazing cities close to Prague!What should I wear in Prague weather? ›
A heavy jacket preferably made from quilt, down feathers, or wool with a warm pair of gloves and hat should keep you warm. Be sure to have a warm pair of boots on hand as well. A long coat known as a maxi-coat that goes just above or to the ankle, will help protect you from the cold wind.What area to stay in Prague? ›
The best location to stay in Prague is the Old Town (Staré Město). This is the most central area, ideal for first-timers. It's home to some of the most iconic landmarks (Astronomical Clock, Old Town Square, Church of Our Lady before Týn) and popular restaurants.
What time is the golden hour? ›
The last hour before sunset and the first hour after sunrise are coveted by professional photographers. Referred to as “the golden hour” or “magic hour,” these times provide the perfect light to capture stunning photos. Learning to harness the power of the golden hour is a tool every photographer can use.What time is sunset in Prague in July? ›
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Even though most people consider June 21 as the date of the June solstice, it can happen anytime between June 20 and June 22, depending on the time zone.Is it safe to walk in Prague at night? ›
In fact, Prague is considered one of the safest destinations in the whole area. However, like any big city, there are some areas that are not recommended for walking around at night. Most of these less safe areas are far away from where you normally go as a tourist.How crowded is Prague in August? ›
It is a busy time of year in Prague as many tourists visit during the tail end of the city's high season when the weather is warmest. Be ready for crowds as you make your way through historic sites and known tourist attractions.Is Prague expensive? ›
Prague is considerably cheaper than nearby European favorites like Paris, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Although it is actually the most expensive city in the Czech Republic, it's inexpensive by western standards and your dollars will go a long way.Is Prague the prettiest city in Europe? ›
The Czech Republic's capital remains one of the most beautiful eastern European cities, with iconic sights such as the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle and elegant Wenceslas Square.Is 2 full days enough for Prague? ›
Sitting on the banks of the Vltava River, Prague is packed with grand views, ancient history, and modern art. Two days in the Czech capital is just enough time to get a taste of it all, exploring everything from gigantic castles and storied theaters to bustling squares and curious street art.What time of day is best to go to Prague Castle? ›
The best time to visit Prague Castle would be around 8:40 AM as this gives you enough time to explore the castle grounds before the historical buildings in the castle open at 9 AM.Is Prague sunny in summer? ›
Prague in summer
Summers in Prague are normally very agreeable with blue skies and sunshine and an average temperature of 17°C (62°F), with an average high of 24°C (75°F) and an average low of 12°C (53°F); therefore, even in summer the nights are cool and it is necessary to pack a jacket.
Are there mosquitos in Prague? ›
The risk for mosquito activity is extremely high. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when spending time outdoors to prevent bites. The risk for mosquito activity is high.Is Prague or Paris more beautiful? ›
The answer to that question really depends on what you're looking for. If you want stunning architecture and history, then go for Prague. But if you prefer beautiful scenery and romantic vibes, head to Paris.Is Prague affordable to visit? ›
While Prague is more expensive than other Czech cities at an average cost of €47 to €130 per person per day, it is certainly more affordable than other Western European cities if you're travelling on a mid-range budget.Can you use American dollars in Prague? ›
– The Czech national currency is called the Czech crown (abbreviation: Kč or CZK), and it is the only legal tender in the country's shops, hotels, and restaurants, although prices may sometimes be quoted in U.S. dollars or Euros for convenience sake.Does the US dollar go far in Prague? ›
Aside from its fascinating attractions, from the iconic Charles Bridge to the storied Prague Castle, Prague is also popular among tourists seeking a high value. Currently, $1 equals roughly 25.39 Czech korunas, making every aspect of a Prague vacation more affordable.Is USD accepted in Prague? ›
With the exception of duty free shops no foreign currency is accepted in the Czech Republic. Some supermarkets, hotels etc. have introduced payments in EURO, but there are only very few of them. Czech crown´ s exchange rate is roughly 1 USD = 20 CZK, 1 EUR = 25 CZK, 100 JPY = 19 CZK.Do they use euros in Prague? ›
Despite being a member of the European Union, the Czech Republic has not adopted the euro yet. Notes come in denominations of 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000 CZK. Coins come in 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 CZK. Credit cards are widely accepted in shops, restaurants, and hotels.What are the cheapest months to go to Prague? ›
Low Season (Mid-November through mid-December, early January through mid-March): Late fall and winter is the low season in Prague. This is the best time of year to visit for the biggest discounts and few (if any) crowds.Is Prague colder than Paris? ›
However, visitors to Prague may find winter temperatures a bit more hostile than those visiting Paris, as temperatures below freezing do happen. Even in the summer, when temperatures hover around 24 °C (75 °F) during the day, can be quite chilly at night.What is Prague rainy season? ›
Monsoon Season in Prague
There are no definite months during which rain may hit the city. However, Prague in June experiences the maximum rainfall. The summer season of Prague, that is, the months of June, July and August are considered as the rainy season of the city.
Is Prague colder than Amsterdam? ›
The weather in Prague can be very cold. Amsterdam can be very cold during winter. In January, Amsterdam is generally much warmer than Prague. Temperatures in Amsterdam average around 2°C (36°F), and Prague stays around 1°C (33°F).Is August a good month to visit Prague? ›
August is a good time to explore Prague's many outdoor activities, and there are plenty of annual events both within the city and a drive away. The summer months are the festival season in the Czech Republic, and August is no exception, with shows ranging from Italian operas to jazz and folk dance.How hot is Prague in August? ›
Temperatures. Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 24 C (75-76 F) early in August but fall off to near 21-22 C (70-72 F) near the month's end. A few of the warmer afternoons, especially early in August, can reach up near 31 C (88 F).How hot is Prague in July? ›
Temperature. Daytime high temperatures early in July will tend to be near 22 C (71-72 F), warming to about 24 C (75 F) by the end of the month. A few of the warmer afternoons can reach up to near 31 C (88 F) with the record high temperature in Prague during July being 36 C (97 F).