Kraków is an inviting city to visit throughout the year, and brings a wealth of opportunities for city breaks regardless of the season
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Kraków’s climate is often described as oceanic, which is typical of the west coasts at the middle latitudes of most continents, and generally features warm, but not hot summers and cool, but not cold winters, and a relatively narrow annual temperature range. It typically lacks a dry season, as precipitation is more evenly dispersed throughout the year. It is the predominant climate type across much of Europe, coastal northwestern North America, portions of southwestern South America and small areas of Africa, southeast Australia, New Zealand, as well as isolated locations elsewhere.
The summer can bring very hot days, but there are certainly many places to enjoy the open air both in the city and surrounding countryside, particularly the lakes near Kraków and the mountains to the south where you can find the outdoor activity capital of Poland, Zakopane.
For advice on how to dress for the Polish climate, see our Packing List For Kraków page.