Czech Republic Weather
Dusk around 4:30 p.m. in December and January (4:15 p.m. at Christmas), 5:30 p.m. in February
Czech winter usually
lasts from mid-November through mid-March. Winters
are cold, cloudy, icy and wet with freezing temperatures.
The first snow often comes in November and the lowest temperatures (-5°C/20°F to -10°C/10°F,
less in higher elevations) can be expected in January
and February. The first half
of March is usually chilly and wet with temperatures
below 10°C/50°F. There can still be lots
of snow in March.
prepared to layer and bundle up when visiting the Czech
Republic in winter; wear shoes that can handle snow and
water; check the weather forecast online before
you go. If you are coming to Prague for the Christmas
holidays, please read about December
Weather in Prague.
However, Czech weather can be unpredictable
in every season. A few years ago, winter lasted
from November into April and was one of the longest and coldest
in a very long time, with unusually large amounts of snow.
The next winter was another extreme
thanks to its mild, unseasonably warm temperatures,
almost complete lack of snow, and flowers and trees blooming
in Prague in January. For an illustration of how dramatically
different Czech winter weather can be between two years,
check our blog
post: Prague Is Blooming.
Most monuments remain open in
winter but have reduced opening hours.
Most castles outside
of Prague are closed from November through March.
- Read about December
opening times in Prague.
Old Town Square with Snow,
Tourists on Charles Bridge,