Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

Monthly weather forecast and Climate
Budapest, Hungary

A scenic aerial view of the majestic Buda Castle Royal Palace in Budapest, Hungary, with a view of the Szecheny Chain Bridge and the rest of the vast city
A scenic aerial view of the majestic Buda Castle Royal Palace in Budapest, Hungary, with a view of the Szecheny Chain Bridge and the rest of the vast city
Budapest, Hungary is marked by a mild and wet continental-climate with sunny summer and cold winter. In all four seasons, the weather is not easily predictable.

Summer which lasts for 3.5 months marks the warm season. The climatic conditions during summer resemble those of the Mediterranean environment. The city sees lots of daylight averaging 9 to 11 hours every day with temperatures hovering around 70°F (21.1°C).

Winter last for about 3.5 months too - starting from December to February. These months are cold and dull with temperatures of about 29.5°F (-1.4°C). Precipitation is at 24" (609.6mm) annually and is equitably distributed all year round. July got the most amount of rainfall while January the least.

The best seasons to visit Budapest are autumn and spring, but most preferably autumn. These two seasons are characterized by warm weather, lots of sunshine, and less cold - a perfect time to experience the cultural entertainment on the Budapest Spring Festivals and take great shots of the dull but gorgeous autumn colors.

Summer (May, June, July, and August) is a favorite time to tour the city. Though it may sometimes get considerably hot during the day, the city gets crowded as most tourists come to see the brimming World Heritage Sites. Weather conditions are pleasant for more sightseeing due to longer days and night walking in the warm evenings.

Winter is not the best season to see Budapest. The weather is volatile and frosty as temperatures fluctuate between 41°F (5°C) high and 26.6°F (-3°C) low which leaves the city covered in a deep freeze. Due to these near freezing conditions, there are very little outdoor activities as the days are short with unpredictable rain or snowfall.

There are no known severe weather hazards in Budapest. However, at winter time, expect to see inversion fog make landfall along with a freezing rain.
Second, owing to the unpredictability of Budapest's climate, one must not rule out the possibility of being caught in a snowstorm.

The peak of winter brings cold and chilly conditions. Days generally are short and cloudier than the past months. Precipitation is low at 1.6" (40.6mm) of rain which takes place in the form of moderate snow. With temperatures below freezing point, January is the snowiest, cloudiest, and the wettest month.
January is the month that hosts the least number of visitors. Sightseers must brace for shorter days of less than 8.5 hours and few activities other than the New Year celebrations. Weather in January »

Like in January, February's are cold. Although the severe freezing climate gives in to slight warmness, conditions are not pleasant. As this month still befalls amid winter season, day temperatures remain at 39.2°F (4°C) while night temperatures are a cold 28.4°F (-2°C). February is one of the driest months. Precipitation which occurs in the form of light rain to moderate snow ranges 1.2" (30.5mm) of rain. The overcast skies, fog, and rain create a slight bite in the atmosphere. Cloud coverage remains significant in this month at 88%.
February is generally a low season with little outdoor activities. Weather in February »

March welcomes the end of winter in Budapest. The city wakes to heat and colorful events, festivals, and performance as the winter cold fades. Expect to have pleasant days as temperatures go up rapidly with an increase in daylight hours of 9 per day. Daytime temperatures are between 44.6°F (7°C) and 57.2°F (14°C) while nights can drop to a freezing 30.2°F (-1°C).
Unlike the previous months where precipitation is overshadowed by snow, rain dominates March. Rainfall stands at an average of 1.6" (40.6mm) in this month.
There may be short cold breathing of winterizing conditions with snow and frost at the onset of this month, but this cannot hold one from seeing the city's major attraction - Buda Castle Hill and taking part in the vibrant spring festival. Weather in March »

April arrives with warmer days, more sunshine, and full bloom activities. Days length increase and cloud coverage drop from 82% to 76% setting up a rise in sunshine hours to 11 per day. Expect moderate to a light rain of up to 1.6" (40.6mm) throughout the month as snowfall becomes less and less likely. Average daytime heat in this month stands at 59°F (15°C) and 42.8°F (6°C) during the night.
The pleasant conditions make April see a spike in tourists numbers, and a perfect time to enjoy strolling around the city, traveling and enjoying the cities beauty and cultural sites like the Buda Opera House. Weather in April »

May sees sunnier and warmer days with constant rain and open skies. Precipitation in May stands at 2.8" (71.1mm) of rain and takes place in the form of thunderstorms and light rain. The length of days extends up to 14.5 hours of daylight and cloud coverage drops from 76% to 70% resulting in more sunshine of 12 hours per day. During the day, temperature climb to a high of 69.8°F (21°C) while at night dive to a chilly 51.8°F (11°C).
There are a lot of entertaining activities one can enjoy in May, such as the Palinka festival or cruising to Margaret island. Weather in May »

The dawn of summer is characterized by longer days and a considerable volume of rain. Rain, mostly in the form of thunderstorms, totals 2.4" (61mm) of precipitation in this month. A surge in the number of daylight hours to 15.56 means that the conditions can become quite heated, and also making June days the longest of the year.
The daytime temperature reading is at 23 (°C) or rises to 78.8°F (26°C) in extreme cases. There is yet less cloud in this month - around 68%. Expect plenty of sunshine with the last day of the month being the driest.
Even with these conditions, it is still an excellent time to join the locals in summer festivals and Danube Carnival held in Margaret island. Weather in June »

July in Budapest welcomes F1 Hungarian Grand Prix and a banquet of festivals. It is the hottest and third warmest month of the year. While daylight heat can skyrocket to high temperature of 78.8°F (26°C), night sinks to a relaxing 60.8°F (16°C). Expect longer days, a little cloud coverage less than 66% with ample sunlight of about 14 hours per day.
Precipitation, occur in the form of thunderstorms settling at 1.6" (40.6mm) of rain in this month. Weather in July »

August in Budapest is tropical. Like July, it bears some of the sunniest days with an average of 13 hours of sunlight. The temperature during the day climb to 80.6°F (27°C) and sometimes as high as 86°F (30°C) while nights falls to a warm59°F (15°C). Rainfall is high at 2.8" (71.1mm) and occurs in the form of thunderstorms. Expect to see some light to moderate rain brought by more cloud coverage. August is quite calm with a wind speed of up to 7mp/h. Humidity is also depressed during this month.
With many festivals lined up during this time-this too is a rather enjoyable month to visit the city of Budapest. Weather in August »

September marks the arrival of autumn in Budapest. Weather conditions remain calm and sweet for sightseeing and stroll on the streets and squares. During this month, the atmospheric temperature rises to a high of 75.2°F (24°C) and fall to lows of 66.2°F (19°C) during the day as nights fluctuate at 50°F (10°C).
Days slowly shorten in this month with an increase in cloud coverage from 73% to 80% as the calendar moves towards October. Rainfall occurs in the form of light to moderate rain settles at 2.8" (71.1mm) this month. Weather in September »

October in Budapest arrives with brown, red, and orange coloring of trees. It is a perfect time to take stunning photos of the mysterious autumn atmosphere. Days continue to get shorter and the skies cloudier. Cloud coverage extends from 80% to 85%. Expect a lot of sunny days this month with cold, frosty nights. Rainfall also increases significantly in this month, and daytime temperature decreases from 66.2°F (19°C) to 53.6°F (12°C). Nights are a bit chill settling at 48.2°F (9°C). Weather in October »

November is defined by cold and near freezing weather. Temperatures in the day do not rise above 44.6°F (7°C) and at night falls to a mere 37.4°F (3°C) and in rare cases 30.2°F (-1°C). The cloud cover is between 85% to 91%. Even with these increased cloud coverage, the sun is consistently averaging 8 hours per day.
The total amount of precipitation stands at 2.4" (61mm) spread across a course of 13 days. Weather in November »

Winter in Budapest is dull, cold, and characterized by frostbiting winds. The most familiar form of precipitation occurs in the way of snow with slightly fewer than 1.6" (40.6mm) of rainfall. Temperatures are at a freezing point with the night temperature below 30.2°F (-1°C) and day temperatures not exceeding 37.4°F (3°C). Frost is a familiar occurrence in December.
Sunlight hours are between 7 to 8 hours and are significantly influenced by the intense cloud coverage resulting in longer nights and shorter days.
December may not be a good time to visit the city. However, the city is still magical and bustling with activities as the locals prepare for the Christmas festivals. Weather in December »