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The climate of Prague: when to go to Prague

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Because of its location at the center of continental Europe, Prague climate is continental and presents relatively warm and rainy summers, and long, harsh winters characterized by heavy snow that may fall from mid-November until the end of March.

The average maximum temperatures in summer are above 20 ° C, while winter average maximum temperatures approaching 0 ° C, the annual average minimum temperatures vary between 12 ° C and -4 ° C, and remain below freezing from November to March, while the winter average maximum temperatures vary between 1 ° C and 3 ° C.

The average annual rainfall is just over 500 mm, on average in a year there are about 90 days of rain. The months where it rains most are those of late spring and summer, that is the months between May and August. The months between October and March – that is the winter months – are the driest time of the year. The month of June is the one that has more rainy days, an average of 10 rainy days per month. February and October are the months with fewer days of rain a little more than 5 days of rain each.

The snow is a frequent occurrence during the winter months, Prague receives on average 71 cm of snow per year. Usually it snows between November and April, the months with more snow are December, January and February, which have an average between 18 and 16 cm of snow per month.


The best months to visit the city of Prague are between April and September, the months that have milder and pleasant temperatures.


PRAGUE (280 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January -4,0 1,3 23,5  6,8
February -3,6 3 22,6  5,6
March 0,0 8,1 28,1  6,2
April 2,9 14,3 38,2 7,3
May 8,2 19,2 77,2  9,8
June 10,8 21,8 72,7  10,3
July 12,7 24,4 66,2  9,1
August 12,6 23,8 69,6  8,8
September 8,8 18,9 40,0  7,0
October 4,7 13,1 30,5  5,5
November 0,6 6,0 31,9  7,0
December -2,7 2,0 25,3  6,8
YEAR 4,3 13,0 525,8  90,2



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