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What's the weather in Krakow like?
What's the weather like in Krakow? It's an important question for the adventurer setting sail for Poland, especially when you bear in mind that the temperatures in Krakow can vary enormously, with minus twenty not uncommon in winter and plus thirty, or more, often registering on the thermometers during summer. Definitely best then to check the weather forecast before you set off! Generally speaking the weather in Krakow remains warm from May to September, and although blue skies and sunshine are the norm, they are frequently broken up by showers and storms - in other words only the imprudent leave a brolly behind! Autumn can be surprisingly mild, with t-shirt weather lasting until October or even November (in what are known as 'Golden Autumns'), but when Big Bad Winter does settle in you'd best be prepared. January and February tend to be the coldest, with hat, thick gloves and socks, and leggings all essential. March and April tend to be on the unpleasant side of cool too, so once again check our Krakow weather forecast above and veer on the safe side.
Suey from United Kingdom Reply
Hi all, Can anyone tell me the snow situation in Krakow at the moment? Due to go in 12 days just wondering how to prepare!
Editor from Poland
Hi, It's not exactly snowing yet, though we've had some snowfall already. They say it's going to rain this week. In terms of packing, I'd go for warm clothes, with a touch of waterproof - caps, scarves and gloves recommended, too. Regards!
went to Krakow 4-7th October weather was absolutely beautiful not what I was expecting so took all the wrong clothes had no rain just sunshine until last day when cloudier and cooler so much colder here
Peaches N Cream from United States Reply
Brrr sounds just like the weather in NH USA, (north of Boston Massachusetts)
Mark from United Kingdom Reply
What happened to the sunshine? :(
Amazing weather right now - enjoy!
Elias from Sweden Reply
I can't see the sun in Krakow at all, it's to much smog in the air. I hardly see 10 meter in front of me
37 degrees today - loving it !
Katie from United Kingdom Reply
I love this sunny weather :)
emerson fassy from Brazil Reply
Congratulations for JMJ 2016 in Cracowia, Good Luck
Jim Bogner from United States Reply
Can send me or give me a link to weather records for the month of December? this past December 2012 would be fine. I want to see the highs and lows on dates around December 2-6. thank you.
SAZ from United Kingdom Reply
hi could you tell me what weather will be like early march heading over 7th to 10th march. many thanks
Gloria Jo from United States Reply
If you're planning on visiting Krakow I would highly recommend you bring a raincoat or umbrella. I've been living in Krakow since June and there hasn't been a month where it has not rained. Sometimes you get a sunny day but then a sporadic rain in the afternoon or the other way around. No wonder it is still so green!
Rin from Singapore Reply
Saw the weather forecast for the next couple of days. Not too sure if I require thick coats as the nights can be quite cold, as low as 10 deg? Am from Singapore so its a total new experience altogether. But yes, can't wait to party non-stop! :D
karenf from United Kingdom Reply
Four of us venturing to Poland for the 1st time on 13th Sept2012 - Can't wait - our guide for the week is a Polish friend - so lots in store - will report back...so much to do...
Kevin from United Kingdom Reply
Suggest you pack everything we have been here for a few days and have worn shorts and tee shirts now today is Sunday and it's raining but still warm !!
jane parkinson from United Kingdom Reply
can someone please please please tell me what to expect the weather to be like in krakow im going on august 27th for 9 days and dont know what to pack also can anyone tell me the best cheap restuarants im staying in the hotel galicyica please help
Steve from United Kingdom Reply
I booked a taxi through your website and it was very efficient. We are returning in September for our 3rd visit. Will certainly book through your site again. Many thanks.
Rin from Singapore Reply
Very excited to see Poland for the first time in September! Hope the weather will be good. ;)
kathy from United Kingdom Reply
went krakow dec 2011 fab time food great found people really friendly going again this new year anyone been there at that time would like to know what it was like
Gunilla from Sweden Reply
A beautiful and lovely town! Was there in june 2012 for the first time and just love it!! Going back now in september 2012....longing!
Muhammad siddique from United Kingdom Reply
Krakow city which I met met my girlfriend first time and now we have been together almost 4 years one of the best city nice and friendly peoples I always to be there.
lilly mcdonagh from Ireland Reply
i love kracow.and this website is so informative.i am going back to kracow in july again.
Peter corrigan from United Kingdom Reply
Going to cracow for 5 nights Friday june Ist...Looking forward to it very much...
JAYNE OWEN from United Kingdom Reply
Going back to Krakow for the 4th time this weekend, cant wait! Dont miss Aperetif Restaurant and the Wawel Hotel is just fabulous!
Sean O Loughlin from Ireland Reply
My 1st time to Poland.Amazing people can not do enough for you.Good food good prices clean rooms.Cannot wait to come back.
mike from United Kingdom Reply
going back for the seventh time on thursday 3/5/12. What a great place to visit, lots to see, good food, good beer, great local people, and a great place to chill out and relax
Rodrigo from Chile Reply
It´s getting hot and sunny this saturday and sunday, arround 27C.
John from United Kingdom Reply
Going to Krakow on Sunday for 5 days and keeping an eye on the weather there. It's cold and rainy here but looks dry and warm there. Am I correct?
nicky from United Kingdom Reply
going to krakow sunday dont no what clothes to take with me is it still frezzing there
Linda from United Kingdom Reply
Going back to Krakow next week. Is it better to layer clothes under a slightly lighter coat or have both heavy jumpers and then a fleece lined coat?
Alan, Lesley, Steve & Mandy from United Kingdom Reply
Incredible place to visit. I think anyone with a conscience should visit Auschwitz, but prepare to be shocked by what man can do to fellow men. Krakow was freezing cold when we visited, and the River Vistula was frozen over with a blanket of snow on top. Very beautiful indeed
rob from United Kingdom Reply
Sun is beginning to come out. Still cold - but I think Spring is finally on its way! Had enough of the cold weather, thanks.
Alison from United Kingdom Reply
We have just had a lovely weekend in Krakow. It was freezing but we took warm clothes and as other people have said layers, layers and more layers. We did Shindlers factory, Auschwitz was very sobering and thought provoking. I actually think I will often think of that place throughout my whole life. Definately going to go back at some point to see more.
geoff from United States Reply
mick from United Kingdom Reply
get to ck brower fab pub and try the beer towers
Dee from United Kingdom Reply
Im going to Krackow on 14th Feb. I have ski trousers is it worth taking them to walk around to stay dry and warm or are jeans and thermals adequate?
diane greaves from United Kingdom Reply
I am going to Kracow on Sunday for 3 days with friends. We have 3 tours ready booked and have left a little time for exploring around krakow itself. I was wondering if anyone could advise me on clothing for evening..for bars or restaurants. If its minus 20 outside what sort of things do you wear to go out in? I am trying to pack and have thermals and layers but would look a little odd wearing these in a bar.
tracey jone from United Kingdom Reply
got back from krakow on sat4th, so cold -20, but what an experiance, take leggings to wear under jeans,and lots of layers of clothes, lovely place, food great,marmalada, and the medival restaurant off the square, very good, trip to auschwitz a must, will def go back when a bit milder to explore more.
Rachel Boden from United Kingdom Reply
looking at booking Krakow for my birthday weekend in November/December. when are the christmas markets on? places to stay,drink and eat? there will be around 20 people in my party, so any advice would be appriciated thanks
Tracey Forsyth from United Kingdom Reply
Just got back on the 5th feb 2012 weather was freezing but we were there 2 years ago so knew what to expect.I love Krakow and i would move there in a second.We stayed at The Bluebells apartments,very basic but everything you need is there and the staff are very polite and very obliging. Take lots of warm clothes with you if you plan to go around jan-mar.A visit to Auschwitz Saltmines & Schindlers factory is a must see i was very impressed with the salt mines,Auschwitz is what you would expect it to be ... Very sad it would make the hardest man cry. Oh and before i forget ...we also went to the ghetto and we noticed a police car sat just outside the Eagle pharmacy ...they wait there to see if anyone crosses the tram lines by foot,if you do this you will be fined on the spot so do use the underground if there is one there.Im not sure if this is a law over there but im gonna check it out.A couple who stayed in the same hotel as us told us they were fined 50 zloty each on the spot,if they didnt pay it was a trip to the police station so be careful when crossing at tram stops use the underground if there is one there.
Cat Marshall from United Kingdom Reply
Just come back from 4 wonderful days in Krakow. -20 when we were there. Never felt cold like it, but absolutely beautiful place, so the weather only added to it with the snow and frost. Can recommend hot choc with cherry vodka and you must visit the Camelot Cafe! Auschwitz trip and Schindler's factory a must if you haven't been before. Stayed at Queen Boutique Hotel - wonderful place. Paid a little more for a balcony room with an amazing view of Wawel Castle. Would deffo go back.
john carroll from United Kingdom Reply
What will the weather be like in mid March I am coming over then, is it boots and gloves still?
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Jamie from United Kingdom Reply
If you are planning to visit, bring EVERY item of warm clothing you have - thermal underwear ideal! It is absolutely freezing right now - never felt anything like it in my life!
Ray Thomas from United States Reply
We have just returned from krakow for short stay. Catch bus 292 from airport. Goes right into old town. Get off at cracovia football stadium. Cost about 70p.
neil from United Kingdom Reply
i am going on sunday whats the best way from the airport to the centre of krakow
JOAN-LANCASHIRE from United Kingdom Reply
I'm going for EASTER,just been in M&S to ask EXCHANGE RATE she saikd 5.75Lottie for £1 Also my New Next Door Neighbour He comes from their so gave me a lot info about it and to go SALT MINES are a must if nothing else All Enjoy
garth from United Kingdom Reply
im going to krakow on 9th feb 2012 for a few days, can any one who has been there recently tell me what the exchange rate is there. ive been told i get a better rate im krakow than in the uk. reguards
Linda Wright from United Kingdom Reply
i went with my daughter to Krakow on 17th Nov 2011, we had a fantastic time ,we went to salt mines, tour of castle,Auschwitz, weather was really cold, always freezing or below, but can't wait to go back it is such an atmospheric city,the main square is amazing- i love it
Eddie from United Kingdom Reply
Hi all, visiting the city next week for a few days, wondering if anyone has a recent review of the new Indian restaurant 'Buddha'....? Regards.
DRU BRUCE from United Kingdom Reply
THIS IS THE FITH TIME TO KRAKOW LOVE THE PLACE, HAD SNOW,HEATWAVE,RAIN STILL BRILLIANT
gareth rickard from United Kingdom Reply
cant wait to go to Kracow at the end of January with my daughter and a mate from work who has been many times and says its fantastic there , i will give a good feed back on my return
Lucie from United Kingdom Reply
Am thinking of going the last weekend in January but am a bit scared about the weather!! Does it affect the planes and is it likely to be too cold to enjoy ourselves?!
Hilary Minor from United Kingdom Reply
I'm singing with Elmbridge Choir in the Advent Festival. This my first visit to Krakow and I can't wait to get there; I've heard so much about this beautiful city!
Paula from United Kingdom Reply
My second trip to Krakow, this time with the Elmbridge Choir. We are off on Thursday for the weekend and would love to see some snow! So excited!!
benji from United Kingdom Reply
going to cracow on thursday, hope to see some snow, cant wait.
carla from Spain Reply
We fly tomorrow for 5 days. I wish to see some snow!!! I can't wait...
Derek from United Kingdom Reply
I am going to Krakow this Thursday for four days with the Elmbridge choir hope it is not too cold its our first trip
Dan from United Kingdom Reply
Coming to Krakow on Monday. Have only heard great things about the place. Can't wait!!
cathy from United Kingdom Reply
comming back to krakow on thursday hope it snows by then
sue from United Kingdom Reply
went to krakow this year we had a lovely time and want to go again next yaer when its snowing been told its a lovely time to go.
Violka from Poland Reply
Hello Anne-Marie, I am afraid that there is no snow yet, but the weather is really chilly - round about zero degrees with high level of humidity. We are also expecting few rays of sunshine soon!
sharon, northern ireland from United Kingdom Reply
Coming back to krakow on sunday. spent a few days in this city last year and loved it. cant wait to get back!
Anne-Marie Lloyd from United Kingdom Reply
I am leaving the UK tomorrow for a three day break in Krakow - any snow yet guys or does anyone know the accurate weather forecast as they seem to vary from site to site Thanks x
Andrea from United Kingdom Reply
Coming on the 4th December for three nights. Have been 8 times and adore the place. My ancestors are russian and polish so it has a special magic for me. Hoping it snows although it can be hard to walk in!! However would be good if its frosty/foggy when the christmas market is on as its so atmospheric
Jan from United Kingdom Reply
If you are going to Krakow in late November take some warm clothing - it can be grey, miserable & a little chilly - don't let that put you off. Krakow is a wonderful city - my partner & I are going back again (3rd time this year).
shane mccabe from United Kingdom Reply
going to krakow on the 30th nov for 5 nights on my tod if anyone wants to meet up and show me about 28 yr old male
John Wicksted from United Kingdom Reply
Going to kracow end of November. 1st time. What will weather be like. Want to take appropriate clothes.
BRENDA STEVENS from United Kingdom Reply
COMING IN DECEMBER WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE ?
Lorenzo from Canada Reply
coming on the 22 oct...... cant wait
sarah from United Kingdom Reply
im off to Krakow in January i really hope there is snow!!!!
Basia from Poland Reply
Hello, At the moment it is about 10 degrees, next week it gives even 15 Celsius. It is really hard to say - can be sunny , can be rainy. I would definitely bring a warm jumper!
Phil Clark from United Kingdom Reply
So what is the weather like in October? coming on the 21st dont fancy bringing clothes for every season as where only bringing hand luggage
balsam from United States Reply
i am from iraq baghdad i will travel to krakow for a conferance in october and i am worried, may be if i can get a full map, i might calm a little bit
Jake from Australia Reply
Found this useful. I have heard that the summer weather can be great, so fingers crossed for my visit next month (July) - Jake!
ab from Malta Reply
how is the weather in Krakow in August?
Mike from United States Reply
Fantastic sunny day today - 22 degrees! Summer here we come!
Trigger from United States Reply
Going to Krakow next week for a stag party. Any recommendations?
Jitesh Mistry from United Kingdom Reply
Going to Krakow on a boyz tour (this will be our 8th) with a few mates this Thursday for 4 days. Looks a great place to visit and looking forward to Polish food, beer, culture & hospitality. Let you know how we get on on our return -Jit Bristol
John wright from United Kingdom Reply
Been here for 4days now had sun,wind,rain and snow however had a fantastic time
englandguy from United Kingdom Reply
Arrived early hours of this morning, had beautiful sunny day all day, no coats were needed!
john wright from United Kingdom Reply
going to krakow on thurs cant wait told of many place to see and have the odd beer
Shan from Canada Reply
Heading to Krakow in a week from central Canada, looks like we will have to dress down for Krakow :)
stacey from United Kingdom Reply
Were traveling to Cracow next week..hoping for glorious sunshine and bitter cold days! Just searching for thethermals now....!!
Steve & Sue from United Kingdom Reply
We're travelling to Krakow on Friday for seven days. Can't wait. Don't mind the cold just hope it's dry.
Lauren from United Kingdom Reply
Going to Cracow next week..by the looks of it better get the thermals out lol
Milly from United Kingdom Reply
Just to add... it's a very dry cold, not like the UK where it's damp and cold. Be prepared - thermals are best! ;0)
Milly from United Kingdom Reply
Krakow - just been, very cold, very friendly, very cheap! 3 of us eating and drinking £20. Enjoy.
shaz from United Kingdom Reply
Thanks, anyone going soon, Asda do a good exchange rate, better than travel agents.
from United Kingdom Reply
Its very cheap to eat and drink out
shaz from United Kingdom Reply
Hi, im going to krakow shortly, is it expensive to eat out?
Emily from United Kingdom Reply
Im going next week to krakow is there much snow at the moment or forecast this week?
luke from United States Reply
go to FRANTIC night club.. absolutely amazing, best ive ever bn
John from United Arab Emirates Reply
I am planning my first business trip to Cracow, Poland by first week of February. What would be the likely temperature? Comming from Dubai hot cliemate, what are the advisable pre-caution to be taken? Which are the place good to be seen, is there a night club?
OGRODYGORSKIE from Poland Reply
There is little snow left but pavements are very slippery.There may be some Snowfall but for now temperature are over 2 degres by night and 4 by day.Well, it is better to take warmer clothes than lighter, and trekking shoes anti slippery outsole.Same advice if you intend to go and visit Zakopane
Joe from United Kingdom Reply
Is there snow at the moment? I'll be coming next week and need to know what to bring
Rachel Booth from United Kingdom Reply
i am going to Krakow on 12th Jan, will there be snow?
Alan from United Kingdom Reply
I am visiting Cracow from 19th - 26th Jan 2011. Will it be snowing? I hope so but not sure