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.
Would you recommend spikes for boots or are most sidewalks clear of snow and ice? I wish I would have had them on recent trips in Norway.
Not for the sidewalks in Krakow, Nick. The city workers sprinkle sand and salt to melt it, if it's not already melted by all the foot traffic and the heat from the car traffic. Either way the ice never gets thick enough on the ground to require crampons. A good pair of boots with a decent grip will do you fine. However, we would recommend crampons (boot spikes) for any adventure outside of the city limits... and we definitely recommend you go for an adventure outside of city limits! Krakow is surrounded by beautiful valleys, forests and mountains which are currently dreamy winter wonderlands. The spectacular Tatra mountains, for instance, are 2 hours away by very regular busses. But you can catch a bus 20mins away to enjoy jurassic valleys and forests. It's really a shame not to experience the unexpected and stunning nature of Poland, especially during this season. If you would like some information on where to go, feel free to ask :) I recently visited Norway also - what a brilliant and diverse natural landscape it has! Wonderful.
We are coming from 17th-22nd December. Suggestions for what clothing to bring would be great!
Well, it's that time of year, so it will be chilly (high of +5 degrees), often cloudy and raining and the temperature drops to around -1 at night. But don't worry, this city is stunning in every kind of weather and we have plenty of museums, galleries cafes to stay cosy in. The parks and gardens are also looking incredible with their autumn colours. Clothing wise we would recommend layers. Sweaters or cardigans, long pants, stockings, perhaps some mittens or a scarf depending on how susceptible to the cold you are. Rain coats, rainproof bags and boots are a must and will allow you loads more freedom in exploring the city. The rain can be romantic and beautiful if you come prepared!
what will the weather be like in Krakow next week and what clothes shall I take xx
Traveling to Krakow on 30 April what cloth to bring thank u
Light Layers and a good raincoat. Perhaps a nice sweater. Our weather is currently having an identity crisis and can't seem to make up its mind weather (ha) it's snowing and cold or sunny and warm.
ttravelling to Krakow 30th march to 4th april what clothes should I bring
We arrive tomorrow evening, 28 March for 3 days. We are hoping for dry weather.
Hello, we are visiting Krakow on the 7th April for 3 nights. What should we bring to wear? I realise that an umbrella is a must. Thanks
Hey there Barbara, Well yes, I'm sorry to say that although for the next few days the sun will be shining, rain is indeed predicted for the 7th & 8th. However the 9th should bring clear skies. The temperature at least will be reasonable with lows of +4 on all 3 days and highs of +8 to +14 (pretty warm for this time of year). I would suggest bringing a cosy jacket and a moderately warm scarf for the evenings, any kind of long pants or stockings should be fine. It certainly won't be raining 24/7 and who knows, it may even get to being quite sunny by the time your visit comes around. No need for any heavy artillery, the snow is gone for now. I'd expect the weather is quite similar to the UK at the moment. At that indecisive moment between winter & spring. Check back closer to your visit for a more definite view of the weather patterns ;)
Hi. I am coming to Kraków on 26th March. Do we need to bring salupettes etc? I'm disabled so would help to know please
If you plan to go skiiing then yes, but if you are simply visiting the city you have nothing to fear as all the snow has now melted. However, I do recommend warm, waterproof clothing as more rain is expected throughout the week and it is quite chilly.
The weather in Poland is basically the exact same as it is in the UK. Of course their summers are warmer and for longer and their winters are colder. I was there on the 26th of February and it was 15 degrees and beautiful. But it does tend to rain a lot. If they ahev a really good summer it still tends to rain with thunder and lightening as it is so warm. But i think you should be fine.
Hi I am coming over next Thursday (9th March) for 4 days.. can I ask what the weather is like and what kind of clothing would be appropriate? Thank you!
Right now the weather is transitioning from winter to spring. It can be a little bit unpredictable, fluctuating between 10 minute thunder storms and completely clear blue sky throughout the day. How it does it, I have no idea. But the majority of the time its clear blue skies, maybe with some white fluffy clouds floating lazily by, sometimes slightly overcast. Its getting warmer and is now anywhere between 0 & 17 during the day. So I suggest a snuggly raincoat and light layers underneath so that you can shed them when the sun comes back out. On the bright side, Krakow is absolutely BEAUTIFUL in this weather! Dramatic lighting & shadows on the medieval buildings. Unbelievable vivid sunsets. The flowers are beginning to bloom and spring is most certainly in the air! By the time you arrive you should be able to enjoy the beginning of natures magnificent transition!
We are fling monday feb 27th could you tell me if you still have snow thank you
Today, to quote Bob Marley: " Sun is shining, the weather is sweet - makes you wanna move your dancing feet"
Is there likely to be Snow in Krakow next week 20/02/17
Sorry Paul, we had some rain over the weekend which has washed away alot of the snow. But today we do still have those absolutely beautiful blue skies and a lovely warming sun. Although, we do have more rain predicted during the week - snow will be back later. However, if you go just half an hour from Krakow, all of the surrounding villages will still have their snow, as will the surrounding mountains which will be asbolutely laden.
Hi, We are going to Krakow on the 20th February, Is there any snow currently there? Kind regards Stuart
Still snow on the ground. It snows very beautifully every few days and then in between we have lovely crisp air and perfectly blue skies. We're having a dream winter!
We're off to Krakow on Wed 8th what's the weather likely to be please?
snow and blue skies ;)
Going tomorrow 2nd Feb..have we snow?
Yes, there is still beautiful snow on the ground and there is more lovely snow forecast throughout the week! It is cleared from many roads and sidewalks for practical reasons.
We are travelling to krakow this Friday 3 Feb. Is there snow on the ground at the moment?
I'd recommend packing layers as although we have snow on the ground, sometimes we have beautiful blue skies to compliment the beautiful white ground and then a few hours later it could be snowing peacefully again. The mornings and evenings can be quite chilly even with a clear sky so pack a nice warm coat, gloves, a hat, boots with decent grip, fuzzy socks. All the cafe's, museums, hotels, bars, etc will be super heated so you'll want removable layers, of course. It's not antarctica but it's a lovely winter wonderland :)
There is alot of snow here right now, it's beautiful and wintery :)
I will be in krakow next Sunday. Is there snow? I would love to see snow
Hi, we are going to krakow in friday and i would like to see snow. Is there snow already? Will snow from friday to tuesday?
Snow. At last!
Hello we are going to Krakow on wednesday, what is the weather like at the moment please.
Hello, we are going to Krakow tomorrow and we need some advices on suitable clothes to pack? Thanks for in advance.
Hi we going to Kraków tomorrow need some advice on suitable clothes to pack ? Thanks
Hi all . Going over to krakow Monday. What the weather like at the moment. Was going to bring a snow pants and boots, but weather forcast is telling me it going to be 9 to 11 . Any advice would be greatful. First trip and dint know what to expect.
Some warm clothes might come useful, but no heavy duty clothing is needed:) I believe this year's winter is over, at least for now. It might come back, though, and quite surprisingly, e.g. in March...
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!
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
Brrr sounds just like the weather in NH USA, (north of Boston Massachusetts)
What happened to the sunshine? :(
Amazing weather right now - enjoy!
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 !
I love this sunny weather :)
Congratulations for JMJ 2016 in Cracowia, Good Luck
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.
hi could you tell me what weather will be like early march heading over 7th to 10th march. many thanks
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!
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
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...
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 !!
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
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.
Very excited to see Poland for the first time in September! Hope the weather will be good. ;)
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
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!
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.
i love kracow.and this website is so informative.i am going back to kracow in july again.
Going to cracow for 5 nights Friday june Ist...Looking forward to it very much...
Going back to Krakow for the 4th time this weekend, cant wait! Dont miss Aperetif Restaurant and the Wawel Hotel is just fabulous!
My 1st time to Poland.Amazing people can not do enough for you.Good food good prices clean rooms.Cannot wait to come back.
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
It´s getting hot and sunny this saturday and sunday, arround 27C.
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?
going to krakow sunday dont no what clothes to take with me is it still frezzing there
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?
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
Sun is beginning to come out. Still cold - but I think Spring is finally on its way! Had enough of the cold weather, thanks.
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.
get to ck brower fab pub and try the beer towers
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?
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
What will the weather be like in mid March I am coming over then, is it boots and gloves still?
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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!
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.
i am going on sunday whats the best way from the airport to the centre of krakow
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
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
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
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.
THIS IS THE FITH TIME TO KRAKOW LOVE THE PLACE, HAD SNOW,HEATWAVE,RAIN STILL BRILLIANT
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
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?!
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!
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!!
going to cracow on thursday, hope to see some snow, cant wait.
We fly tomorrow for 5 days. I wish to see some snow!!! I can't wait...
I am going to Krakow this Thursday for four days with the Elmbridge choir hope it is not too cold its our first trip
Coming to Krakow on Monday. Have only heard great things about the place. Can't wait!!
comming back to krakow on thursday hope it snows by then
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.