Prague weather in September always seems a little dreamy to me. Summer temps have cooled and there is a relaxing, lightness in the air.
In fact, as soon as the calendar flips to September there seems to be a different feeling in the city. The angle of light has changed, and the air is less humid.
It's all very comfortable.
September is one of those months that never gets hot or cold. It's just a mild, very relaxing month.
Of course, we sometimes have warm Indian summer days. But it's not a month when our kids will beg to go swimming! Rather, we might go mushroom picking instead ;-)
There is one catch with September weather... sometimes it's difficult to predict temperatures. They can range widely and change significantly from day to day.
For example, I'm writing this on September 10th and this is our current weather forecast...
|10 Sept||Partly sunny||24 C / 75 F||14 C / 57 F|
|11 Sept||rain||17 C / 63 F||13 C / 55 F|
|12 Sept||Mostly sunny||21 C / 70 F||12 C / 54 F|
|13 Sept||Partly sunny||19 C / 66 F||10 C / 50 F|
|14 Sept||Partly sunny||20 C / 68 F||12 C / 54 F|
You can see how it varies day to day. This is a pretty typical pattern. If anything, it might be a little cooler than usual. But there's nothing here that is surprising.
September is not a particularly rainy month either. But we can certainly have a few days of showers.
It's similar to spring, when the weather can shift from sunny to rainy day-to-day.
Typically, Prague weather in September is a challenge to pack for. Because we have cool mornings and evenings that can change during the day when it's warmer.
A common scene that I see in September...
That jacket or sweater from the morning becomes tied at the waist by afternoon. Then put on again in the evening.
Please note... the closer we get to October, the cooler it can be. The weather gets progressively cooler as fall arrives. Leaves are changing, chestnuts are falling and temps are dropping.
Summer may be officially over, but the weather is usually good enough for outdoor events in September. And weekends are especially popular for food festivals, wine tastings and other events in the city.
A number of concerts can still be enjoyed and the farmers markets are still bustling with local goods.
The markets are open rain or shine every weekend. I especially like the market at Náplavka on the riverfront. It has become a local hangout from morning till night with food, drink and the occasional band.
In September the popular drink of choice is burčák. Made from partially fermented grapes, this wine/juice is well worth trying for a local taste of something different.
September is another popular month to visit - especially the weekends. Visitors from neighboring countries fill the city on Friday and leave on Sunday.
So, Saturdays can be packed with tourists.
But there are always places to get away from the crowds.
And the weather is usually good enough to explore, so go ahead and plan for walking tours, biking and sitting outdoors.
Restaurant gardens will be open and the city's parks and gardens are open through October.
I'm not a weatherman! So, please don't hold me to any specific forecast.
But, I can recommend Yr.no which has the best forecast for Prague that I've seen. It's the go-to weather guide in our home which also has hour-by-hour details.
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