The climate in Krakow is moderate between spring and autumn, but is cold and attracts snow during the winter. It is influenced by the temperate conditions of the humid Atlantic air coming in from the west coast of Europe and the harsher conditions of Siberia together with a brisk wind coming in from the Urals to the east. The summer days enjoy a warm climate although it gets cold at night so pack a warm jumper and a warm, weather-proof coat whatever time of year you are visiting Krakow.
Temperatures during summer can reach as high as 30 degrees Celsius although the average temperature during the high-season average around a comfortable 20 degrees Celsius and drop to around 12 during the evenings. Winters can be anything from 0C to minus 30C. Heavy snowfall during winter can make travelling difficult if not impossible although if you don´t plan to leave the city, the Christmas snow is a wonderful sight.
When is the Best time to Visit Krakow
Due to its warmer climate in the summer, weather wise the best time to visit Krakow is between July and August although this time of year also attracts huge crowds and is very busy. The best time to visit is May and June as spring is in full bloom and the days are longer. September and October is also bearable and tend to be dry, plus the golden-brown leaves blend beautifully with the surrounding buildings.
Although winter offers unique and mesmerizing sights in Krakow it can be bitterly cold and transport might be disrupted. Don´t let that put you off a Christmas/New Years visit however, as the unique experience will outweigh the cold providing you wrap up warm. The winter snow is when Krakow is at most beautiful and romantic.