Weather

Kraków features a temperate climate. Average temperatures in summer range from 18 °C (64 °F) to 19.6 °C (67 °F) and in winter from −2.1 °C (28 °F) to 0 °C (32 °F). In summer temperatures often exceed 25 °C (77 °F), and sometimes even 30 °C (86 °F), while winter drops to −5 °C (23 °F) at night and about 0 °C (32 °F) at day; during very cold nights the temperature drops to −15 °C (5 °F).

Generally speaking, weather in Poland is guite unpredictable. You can, however, expect a lot of rain in spring and autumn, hot days in summer and snowfall in winter. When coming to Cracow, it is advisable to take some warm clothes, regardless the time of the year, an umbrella and sunglasses.

 

Climate data for Kraków

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Record high °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
21.0
(69.8)
25.2
(77.4)
29.6
(85.3)
33.3
(91.9)
35.5
(95.9)
36.1
(97)
36.7
(98.1)
33.1
(91.6)
27.7
(81.9)
21.2
(70.2)
18.9
(66)
Average high °C (°F) 1.1
(34)
1.5
(34.7)
7.9
(46.2)
13.7
(56.7)
19.8
(67.6)
22.1
(71.8)
24.2
(75.6)
23.9
(75)
19.2
(66.6)
13.6
(56.5)
5.0
(41)
2.9
(37.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) -2.1
(28.2)
-1.8
(28.8)
3.8
(38.8)
9.6
(49.3)
14.1
(57.4)
18.0
(64.4)
19.6
(67.3)
19.3
(66.7)
14.7
(58.5)
9.2
(48.6)
2.6
(36.7)
0.0
(32)
Average low °C (°F) -5.3
(22.5)
-5.1
(22.8)
-0.5
(31.1)
5.5
(41.9)
9.0
(48.2)
13.8
(56.8)
15.0
(59)
14.7
(58.5)
10.2
(50.4)
4.8
(40.6)
0.2
(32.4)
-2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) -29.9
(-21.8)
-29.4
(-20.9)
-22.9
(-9.2)
-9.4
(15.1)
-2.7
(27.1)
0.6
(33.1)
4.3
(39.7)
2.0
(35.6)
-4.1
(24.6)
-7.9
(17.8)
-17.7
(0.1)
-25.5
(-13.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 34
(1.34)
34
(1.34)
35
(1.38)
42
(1.65)
56
(2.2)
84
(3.31)
90
(3.54)
82
(3.23)
55
(2.17)
44
(1.73)
41
(1.61)
34
(1.34)
Avg. precipitation days 15 12 13 9 11 12 13 13 11 12 14 12
Sunshine hours 43 54 102 144 189 204 208 183 153 105 51 33
Source: Institute of Meteorology and Water Management/Wikipedia