Krakow (Kraków) has a temperate continental climate. Climate changes are frequent, July is the hottest month and January the coldest. The winters are cold and dark, the snow makes its appearance between mid-December and mid-March, but despite this, the city is still full of life even during the winter. Summers are quite hot, but also rainy, in fact, the rains are more abundant between May and August.
The annual average rainfall is just over 650 mm. The winter months are the driest months of the year, especially those of December, January, February and March. The rainiest months are those of May, June, July and August. Krakow has an average of 186 rainfall days per year. December, despite being one of the driest months of the year, is also the month with the most rainfall days: it has an average of 20 per month. The months with the least rainfall are August, September and October, with an average of 13 per month. The sunshine hours are 1,469 per year. The months of June and July are the ones with the most sunshine hours, over 200 hours each, while December has only 33 hours of sunshine per month, and is the darkest month.
The average minimum temperatures in winter are rigid and vary between -5 ° C in January and -4 ° C in December, even the average maximum winter temperatures are rather low, in fact, it passes from 2 ° C in December and February to 1 ° C of January. In summer the average maximum temperatures vary between 24 ° C and 21 ° C, while the average minimum summer temperatures vary between 13 ° C and 11 ° C.
WHEN TO GO TO KRAKOW
The main tourist season runs from May to September, with the peak between July and August, but the best months for a visit to Krakow are probably April-May and September-October.
THE CLIMATE OF KRAKOW: CLIMATE TABLES
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