The best times to visit Bucharest for ideal weather are
April 23rd to July 8th
August 20th to October 21st
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Bucharest Travel Guide
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Weather in Bucharest
Average temperatures in Bucharest vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 42nd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Bucharest, the hottest months are August, July, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 93.8°F (34.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.4°F (20.2°C) at night.
Bucharest Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Bucharest Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Bucharest Perceived Temperature (F)
Bucharest Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Bucharest Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Bucharest are January, August, and then September. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late March with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of March 26th.
When can you find snow in Bucharest? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Bucharest is often around around January 1st when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Bucharest.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Bucharest (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Bucharest has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is July (45.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (87.6%).
Wind in Bucharest is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by December and February. March’s average wind speed of around 4 knots (4.6 MPH or 7.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early April where average top sustained speeds reach 7.5 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Bucharest.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||3.4||Barely noticeable||4.8||Light breeze|
|Feb||3.5||Barely noticeable||4.9||Light breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||5.9||Light breeze|
|Apr||3.5||Barely noticeable||5.8||Light breeze|
|May||2.2||Barely noticeable||3.3||Light breeze|
|Jun||2.4||Barely noticeable||3.5||Barely noticeable|
|Jul||2.3||Barely noticeable||3.1||Light breeze|
|Aug||2.3||Barely noticeable||3||Barely noticeable|
|Sep||2.4||Barely noticeable||3.1||Light breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||3.3||Barely noticeable|
|Nov||2.9||Barely noticeable||4.3||Light breeze|
|Dec||3.7||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Bucharest?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Romania; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Bucharest, Romania is July, followed by August and June. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Bucharest in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Bucharest Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 47.4°F (8.6°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 3 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Bucharest, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 84.9°F (29.4°C) and 39.7°F (4.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 5 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is too cold this time of year in Bucharest to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 55.8°F (13.2°C) and 30.7°F (-0.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.