The Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate with four distinct seasons. The coldest month is usually January, followed by February and December. During these months, there is often snow in the mountains and sometimes in the major cities and lowlands. The cold tends to hang around until April. Spring can be really dramatic, with flowering trees and bushes everywhere. In summer it get hot — not too hot, but enough to make you sweat. The hottest months are July and August. It tends to rain a lot in summer, which makes the countryside green and lush. Autumn is classic European harvest time, with cold weather returning in October.
Temperatures and precipitation can vary greatly from location to location, depending on your elevation. Summer temperatures average around 25° C (77° F) but temperatures over 30° C are not rare. Winter temperatures hover at or just above freezing. June is the wettest month — 67.6 mm ( 2.7 inches) of rainfall — February the driest. On the longest day of the year, June 21, we have more than 16 hours of sunlight. Our shortest day, December 21, is about 8 hours long.
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