The climate in CzechiaAverage daytime and nighttime temperatures
All climatic diagrams of this page are taken from the collected data from 59 measuring stations in Czechia.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1450m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.
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Climate zone: Moderate zone of the northern hemisphere
The climate in Czechia widely corresponds to the German weather conditions. It is cold, wet and a few beautiful summer months are also happening. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Winter athletes will find their favorite weather conditions from December to February.
› Duration of daylight and sunshine in Czechia
hours of sunshine per day
rainy days per month
Precipitation in mm/day
Relative humidity in %
Absolute humidity in g/m³ (approx.)
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Temperature records of the last 72 yearsThe hottest temperature measured from 1949 to June 2021 was reported by the Praha Libus weather station. In August 2012 the record temperature of 39.6 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 12 weather stations in Czechia below 1450 metres altitude, was recorded in 1994 with an average temperature of 18.5 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every 4 to 6 hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 16.2 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 24.7 °C.
The coldest day in these 72 years was reported by the weather station Ostrava Airp. Here the temperature dropped to -27.0 °C in January 2006. Ostrava Airp lies at an altitude of 260 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 1963 with an average temperature of -5.0 °C. In Czechia, it is usual to have about 5.2 degrees more at 0.2 °C for this three-month period.
The most precipitation fell in Mai 2010. With 19.0 mm per day, the Lysa Hora weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 72 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Lysa Hora. The driest region is near Brno Sokolnice.
Long-term development of temperatures from 1950 - 2020In contrast to single record values, a long-term development cannot simply be brought about by all weather stations in the country. Both the number and the locations are constantly changing. A simply calculated average value would give a falsified result. If several measuring stations in particularly cold mountain or coastal regions are added in one year, the average would already decrease as a result of this alone. If a station fails during the summer or winter months, it does not provide any values and falsifies the average again. The subsequent long-term development was therefore reduced to only 1 measuring points in order to have actually comparable data over as long a period as possible.
In the years 1950 to 2020 there were only these 1 weather stations in the whole country, which reported continuous temperature values (Praha). From these weather reports we have created a long-term development that shows the monthly average temperatures. The hottest month in this entire period was 2006 with 22.1 °C. 1956 was the coldest month with an average temperature of -11.7 °C.
The average annual temperature was about 8.3 °C in the years after 1950 and about 9.8 °C in the last years before 2020. So in less than 71 years it has increased by about 1.5 °C. This trend only applies to the selected 1 weather stations in Czechia. A considerably more comprehensive evaluation of the global warming has been provided separately.
More detailed information on global warming with a view by continent can also be found on our topic page on climate change. Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements.