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 at 21.1°C (70°F).

Winter lasts for roughly 3.5 months, too - starting from December to February. These months are cold and dull, with temperatures of -1.4°C (29.5°F). Precipitation is at 609.6mm (24") annually and is equitably distributed all year round. July got the most amount of rainfall, while January the least.
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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 5°C (41°F) high and -3°C (26.6°F) low, which leaves the city covered in a deep freeze. Due to these near-freezing conditions, there are minimal outdoor activities as the days are short with unpredictable rain or snowfall.

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

Precipitation is low at 40.6mm (1.6") and takes place in the form of moderate snow. With temperatures below freezing point, January is the snowiest, cloudiest, and the wettest month. Weather in January »

Like January, February is a cold month, and although the severe freezing climate gives in to slight warmness, the weather conditions are not pleasant. Weather in February »

Daytime temperatures are between 7°C (44.6°F) and 14°C (57.2°F), while nights can drop to a freezing -1°C (30.2°F). Weather in March »

April arrives in Budapest bringing warmer days and more sunshine, inducing full bloom activities. Daylights increase, while cloud coverage drops from 82% to 76%. Weather in April »

May sees sunnier and warmer days with constant rain and open skies. Precipitation in May stands at 71.1mm (2.8") of rain and takes place in the form of thunderstorms and light rain. Weather in May »

The daytime temperature reading is at 23°C (73.4°F) or rises to 26°C (78.8°F) in extreme cases. There is yet less cloud in this month - around 68%. Weather in June »

July in Budapest is the warmest month of the year as daylight heat skyrocket to a high temperature of 26°C (78.8°F), while night sinks to a relaxing 16°C (60.8°F). 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. Weather in August »

Days slowly shorten in September with an increase in cloud coverage from 73% to 80% as the calendar moves towards October. Weather in September »

Expect a lot of sunny days this month with cold, frosty nights. Rainfall also increases significantly in this month, and daytime temperature decreases from 19°C (66.2°F) to 12°C (53.6°F). Weather in October »

November is defined by cold and near-freezing weather. Temperatures in the day do not rise above 7°C (44.6°F) and at night falls to a mere 3°C (37.4°F). Weather in November »

Temperatures are at a freezing point with the night temperature below -1°C (30.2°F) and day temperatures are not exceeding 3°C (37.4°F). Weather in December »

What is the coldest month in Budapest?

The coldest month is January, with an average high-temperature of 2.9°C (37.2°F) and an average low-temperature of -1.6°C (29.1°F).

How many days does it rain in Budapest?

Throughout the year, there are 78 rainfall days, and 532mm (20.9") of precipitation is accumulated.

What is the driest month in Budapest?

The month with the least rainfall in Budapest is February when the rain falls for 6 days and typically collects 29mm (1.1") of precipitation.

What is the wettest month in Budapest?

The month with the most rainfall is June when the rain falls for 8 days and typically aggregates up to 63mm (2.5") of precipitation.

What is the warmest month in Budapest?

With an average high-temperature of 26.7°C (80.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 16.8°C (62.2°F), July is the warmest month in Budapest, Hungary.
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