The best times to visit Budapest for ideal weather are

April 16th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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Weather in Budapest

Temperature

Average temperatures in Budapest vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 41st 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 Budapest, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 86.4°F (30.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.4°F (18°C) at night.

Budapest Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Budapest Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Budapest Perceived Temperature (F)

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Budapest Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Budapest 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 39.1 33.9 28.9
Feb 42.2 35.8 29.8
Mar 53.6 45 36.9
Apr 65.7 55.6 45.1
May 72.9 62.7 52.7
Jun 79.2 69.4 59.4
Jul 84.1 73.5 62.8
Aug 83.3 72.5 61.7
Sep 72.4 62.7 53.7
Oct 61.2 52.2 44.5
Nov 50.2 43.7 38
Dec 38.6 34.4 29.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 3.9 1.1 -1.7
Feb 5.7 2.1 -1.2
Mar 12 7.2 2.7
Apr 18.7 13.1 7.3
May 22.7 17.1 11.5
Jun 26.2 20.8 15.2
Jul 28.9 23.1 17.1
Aug 28.5 22.5 16.5
Sep 22.4 17.1 12.1
Oct 16.2 11.2 6.9
Nov 10.1 6.5 3.3
Dec 3.7 1.3 -1.2


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Budapest are April, August, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.

When can you find snow in Budapest? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Budapest is often around around December 3rd 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.

Chanceof Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Budapest.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Budapest (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 18% 1.8 1.7
Feb 17% 3.6 1.5
Mar 14% 2.4 1.5
Apr 10% 0 1
May 22% 0 2.8
Jun 22% 0 2.8
Jul 20% 0 3
Aug 13% 0 2.8
Sep 19% 0 2.9
Oct 18% 0 2.1
Nov 17% 1.3 1.6
Dec 18% 1.4 2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 18 4.6 4.3
Feb 17 9.1 3.8
Mar 14 6.1 3.8
Apr 10 0 2.5
May 22 0 7.1
Jun 22 0 7.1
Jul 20 0 7.6
Aug 13 0 7.1
Sep 19 0 7.4
Oct 18 0 5.3
Nov 17 3.3 4.1
Dec 18 3.6 5.1

 

Humidity and Wind

Budapest has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is April (43.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (79.3%).

Wind in Budapest is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 5.6 knots (6.4 MPH or 10.4 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 to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 10.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Budapest.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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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 4.6 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.9 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.6 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
Apr 5.1 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
May 5 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.6 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.9 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 7.9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.5 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4 Light breeze 7 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 7.5 Gentle breeze
Dec 4.3 Light breeze 7.3 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 76.4%
Feb 68.4%
Mar 51.7%
Apr 43.6%
May 52.2%
Jun 52.6%
Jul 47.6%
Aug 49.3%
Sep 57.4%
Oct 67.9%
Nov 76.5%
Dec 79.3%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Budapest?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Dec 14, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Hungary; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Budapest, Hungary is August, followed by June and January. 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 Budapest in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is slightly extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 56 in October means 56% of the tourists vs. August.



Overall Budapest Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 76.7°F (24.8°C) and 48.8°F (9.3°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Budapest, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 75.7°F (24.3°C) and 42.6°F (5.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 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 far too cold this time of year in Budapest to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 48.8°F (9.3°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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