Easter market on Prague's Old Town Square

Prague says goodbye to winter with temperatures reaching 20 °C this week

Winter may have hit Westeros with the season premiere of Game of Thrones last night, but the Czech capital will welcome outdoor beer garden season this week

Winter may have come to Westeros with the premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones last night (tonight in the Czech Republic), but Prague will bid adieu to chilly weather this week as Easter weekend approaches.

In Prague, rising temperatures are forecast to hit 20 °C by Thursday, according to the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, after a cold spell saw a dip to around freezing late last week.

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On Monday afternoon, Prague saw clear skies and highs of around 14 °C. The trend will continue throughout the rest of the week, with daily highs incrementally increasing before reaching 18 to 20 °C on Thursday.

The warm weather is expected to hold over the four-day Easter weekend holiday in the Czech Republic, from Good Friday on April 19 until Easter Monday on the 22nd.

If you’re in Prague over the extended weekend, the warmer weather makes for an ideal trip to visit one of the Czech capital’s Easter markets – just as atmospheric as their Christmas counterparts, but far less crowded.

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If that’s not your thing, you might want to check out one of the city’s popular beer gardens, which should by now be in full spring swing.

Unfortunately, no word yet on whether Prague’s popular Riegrovy sady will return for a 2019 edition.

For other Easter events in Prague, like drinking green Czech beer or hunting for dinosaur eggs with the whole family, check out our rundown of top picks for Easter in Prague here.

Want to make sure spring is really here in Prague? Check out these 12 signs that spring has finally come to the Czech capital.

You can also head out to Prague’s popular farmers’ markets, which have started to crop up around the city earlier this month.

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