Prague has a typically European continental climate with cold, snowy winters and warm (sometimes wet) summers. Winters (December to February) can get quite chilly; January is the coldest month, with daytime temperatures around zero and cold winds. Snowfall can be common between December and March although snow cover of more than 20 cm is not frequent. Anyway, the fairytale vision of snow-covered roofs and twinkling lights is rewarding when visiting Prague in winter. Summers usually bring plenty of sunshine and the average daily high temperature of 24 °C (75 °F).

The best time to visit the Czech capital might be from May to September when days are warm and nights cool. The European summer (June to September) is the tourist high season, but spring and autumn can also be rewarding times to visit, especially if you prefer to avoid the tourist crowds and to see the trees in bloom in spring or the gold- and copper-coloured foliage in autumn. In a way, every season has its benefits from a touristic point of view.