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Best time to visit Bratislava, Slovakia

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The best time to visit Bratislava is May

If you’re looking to travel to Bratislava for your next trip but aren’t sure when to go and when to avoid, this article is all you’ll need. The best time to visit Bratislava is May due to the excellent all-round weather conditions, and it’s also not during the height of peak travel periods, so it’s not likely to be as busy.

In summer, the temperature in Bratislava can rise as high as 30℃ (86℉). In the winter, temperatures can get down to -8℃ (18℉) around January.

If you’re keen to work on your tan in Bratislava, you’re most likely get the longest days between sun-up and sun-down around August. The wet season in Bratislava usually falls during the months surrounding May each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

For more information about when to travel to Bratislava, the monthly weather breakdown and the best information and tools to book your trip, continue reading below.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

April

Most daylight

August

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Bratislava seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Bratislava as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Bratislava is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Bratislava

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Bratislava for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Bratislava climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Bratislava for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Bratislava in January

  • Average temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average high temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average low temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bratislava in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 6 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bratislava in March

  • Average temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bratislava in April

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 68%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in April, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bratislava in May

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bratislava in June

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (76℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 71%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 47mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in June, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bratislava in July

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average humidity: 64%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 33mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bratislava in August

  • Average temperature: 22℃ (71℉)
  • Average high temperature: 27℃ (81℉)
  • Average low temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average humidity: 61%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 25mm (1") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Bratislava in September

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 67%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 10 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Bratislava in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 26mm (1") over 10 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Bratislava in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 30mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Bratislava in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Bratislava in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Bratislava is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 27℃ (81℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Bratislava is generally around April. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in April first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Bratislava is generally around May, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of May too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Bratislava, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in August are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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