Budapest weather: an overview per month

budapest weather

If you want to visit Budapest you are probably wondering what’s the weather like. On this page you find an overview of average temperature and the amount of days of rain per month. Offcourse these are all averages. It does not guarantee anything for the period you are visiting. But at least it’s a guideline for what to expect.

Weather Budapest in January

January is the coldest month in Budapest. But don’t let this stop you from going in this month. If you are lucky it snows when you are there. And the city looks magical covered with a white coat.

These are the average minimum and maximum temperatures in January in Budapest. Check also the average days of precipitation:

Maximum temperature2°C
Minimum temperature-3°C
Average days of preciptation12

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in January

  • Biggest chances of seeing the city covered in snow
  • The cold is the perfect excuse to relax and warm up in one of the thermal baths
  • This is the month with the least tourists
  • Go for iceskating in the city parc

Weather Budapest in February

Honestly, February is not the best month to visit Budapest. The christmas markets are long gone. But the goods news is: mostly it’s warmer than in January and it’s also one of the driest months. With an average of 30mm of precipation divided over 7 days.

These are the average minimum and maximum temperatures in February in Budapest. Check also the average days of precipitation:

Maximum temperature5°C
Minimum temperature-1°C
Average days of preciptation11

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in February

  • It is the month with the least preciptation
  • visit the unique Mangalica (a Hungarian pig, which considered a delicacy) festival
  • Celebrate a romantic Valentine’s day with your love

Weather Budapest in March

On the 20th of March spring officially starts. It’s also the month where winter temperatures start to fade away. The difference between the beginnen of March and the enth of it are quite big though. So if you have a choice: try and go as late in March as possibe for the highest chances on quite an agreeable temperature of even 19°C .

These are the average minimum and maximum temperatures in March in Budapest. Check also the average days of precipitation:

Maximum temperature11°C
Minimum temperature2°C
Average days of preciptation11

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in March

  • Spring is coming so you might have beautiful days
  • On the 15th of March you can celebrate the 1848 revolution with several festivities

Weather Budapest in April

budapest spring

April is a pleasant month to be in Budapest. Tables and chairs are coming outside, so you can start enjoying the sunbeams on your face with drink on a terrace. The flowers start to bloom and there are more and more outside activities. Especially the end of the month is one of the best times to be in the city.

Maximum temperature17°C
Minimum temperature7°C
Average days of preciptation12

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in April

  • The temperatures start to be really nice, but there are still not too much tourists
  • It is not too warm so you can walk from highlight to highlight easily
  • Visit the Budapest Spring Festival, the largest cultural event in Hungary

Weather Budapest in May

May is a great month to travel to the Hungarian capital. It’s getting warmer and warmer and the days are becoming longer too. The temperature is pleasant. Slight disadvantage though is that may is a relatively wet month and it can be quite cloudy.

Maximum temperature22°C
Minimum temperature11°C
Average days of preciptation13

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in May

  • The 1st of may is a national holiday which is celebrated with activiteit throughout the city
  • Visit the anually beer festival with over 200 beers on tap

Weather Budapest in June

June is a month of contrasts. Summer is here! But it also still has (like in May) relatively many days of rain. But don’t let this hold you back from going to Budapest in this month. It’s a beautiful month and popular month to go the Hungarian capital.

Maximum temperature25°C
Minimum temperature15°C
Average days of preciptation13

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in June

  • Enjoy the city with pleasant temperatures
  • Experience the Night of the Museums
  • Celebrate the Danube carnival

Weather Budapest in July

palatinus bath

Along with August, July is the hottest month in Hungary. It’s a peak month considering the amount of tourists being there. That’s because its one of the best months to go visit this city if you consider the weather. The city mostly experiences multiple heatwaves during this month, with temperatures between 32°C and 35°C.

Maximum temperature27°C
Minimum temperature16°C
Average days of preciptation10

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in July

  • Go check out the Hungarian Grand Prix
  • There a lot of nice outdoor festivals in the city
  • Along with August it’s the warmest month with the most sun hours

Weather Budapest in August

Like in July, August is a hot but very nice month to vsit the city. Be ware though, since it’s also a very popular month. Not only because of the temperature, but also because the famous Sziget music festival is being held in the city. And people from all over Europe are spending their time there.

Maximum temperature27°C
Minimum temperature15°C
Average days of preciptation10

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in July

  • Go party at Sziget Festival
  • The 20th of August is the founding day of Hungary and therefore a National Holiday

Weather Budapest in September

This is my favorite month to visit Budapest. Especially in the beginning of the month the weather is still very nice, but not as hot anymore. And there start to be less tourists in the city. So you do have the advantages of the weather, but there are less people (which I like).

Maximum temperature23°C
Minimum temperature12°C
Average days of preciptation9

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in September

  • Nice weather, but less tourists
  • Visit the famous Budapest Wine Festival
  • During the Budapest National Gallop the famous Andrassy Avenues get transformed into a Gallop Promenade for horses.

Weather Budapest in October

Autumn has really started and the temperature starts to decline. There are still some really nice and sunny days though. And Budapest with the autumn colours of the trees on a sunny day is mesmerizing.

Maximum temperature17°C
Minimum temperature7°C
Average days of preciptation9

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in October

  • Budapest is enchanting in autumn on a sunny day
  • October 23rd is a National Holiday

Weather Budapest in November

November starts to colder and colder. But there can be some really good days with sun though. This is not a popular month though, since it’s cold and only by the end of the month Christmas markets start to appear.

Maximum temperature9°C
Minimum temperature3°C
Average days of preciptation11

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in November

  • On the 11th of the month St. Martin’s day is celebrated with festivals
  • Christmas markets are opened at the end of the month
  • Hotels are cheap since it’s an off-season month

Weather Budapest in December

If you want to visit Budapest in Winter, this is the best month to go. The city is really atmospheric before Christmas. Enjoy the Christmas markets or a nice New Years Eve party.

Maximum temperature3°C
Minimum temperature-1°C
Average days of preciptation11

The advantages of travelling to Budapest in December

  • Hunt for treasures on the Christmas Markets
  • Maybe you’ll have the luck to see the city covered in snow
  • The city is very atmospheric with all christmas lights

Hungarian climate

Hungary is situated halfway between the equator and the North Pole. And it’s also situated in between 3 different climates. Between the oceanic climate – which has constant temperatures and precipitation, the continental climate – with more extreme temperatures and moderate precipitation, and the Mediterranean climate – with dry weather in summer and wet weather in winter.

All of these 3 climates can get alternately dominant in Budapest. This is why the weather in this city is quite hard to predict and can change accordingly. It can be cool one day, while the next day you can walk around in your shorts.

Please take this into account when you travel to Budapest and take during spring and atumn clothes with you for several weather types.

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