When to go to Budapest


The capital of Hungary, because of its central European location and no access to the sea, has a moderate continental climate, which means that summertime can be very hot and wintertime can be quite frosty. The weather in Budapest is mostly quite pleasant and makes people want to come for a visit.

Each year the number of sunny hours in Budapest is higher than the average of those in Central Europe. Moreover, the amount of rains – about 600 millimeters – won’t be making the tourists spend sleepless nights. In the summertime, Budapest has approximately 8 sunny hours during the day, so the probability of having a good weather during your vacation is really high.

The rainy days in the capital of Hungary are equally separated throughout the whole year, so you probably won’t find a month with having to expect heavy rains. But the statistics can’t point to any time of the year, which would be completely rain-free, so it’s worth taking an umbrella for your trip.

The perfect time for the journey
The best time for going to Budapest begins in April, when temperatures begin to grow quickly, and trees and bushes go green. In July it might be to hot and to stuffy already. Between August and the autumn you can still count on good temperature and weather. And because Budapest is located quite far to the south, the journey to this city might be a success even in late October.

Even if in September and October it’s still as warm as 17-23 C, you shouldn’t be going out without warmer clothes. On specific days it can get quite chilly, and in the evening the temperature gets low very quickly, similarly in the spring.

November is often foggy and rainy, so it doesn’t quite invite tourists to come to Budapest.

Meanwhile, visiting the city upon Danube can be quite interesting in winter. In January and February there might be a few cold and snowy days, which is quite charming, especially when the sun is shining. The weather statistics might not give much hope for seeing the snowy landscapes of Budapest, but the chances are not excluded. If there are 6 or 7 snowy days with the temperature below the average, there might be high chances for a white city landscape. Either way, winter clothes and an umbrella are absolutely necessary at this time of year.

We are naturally talking about the statistics, but you can never be sure if the weather adjusts them. A bit of good luck can always come in handy – and Budapest is always beautiful and interesting, no matter, if it’s raining or snowing, although it always looks the most beautiful when it’s sunny.

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