Climate of Budapest

The climate of Budapest is humid continental and transitional — somewhere between the mild, rainy weather of Transdanubia, the variable continental climate of the flat and open Great Plain to the east and the almost sub-Mediterranean weather of the south. The climate of Budapest until some years ago was more rigid and cold during the winter and warm during the summer. But probably because of the global warming the weather is getting milder. During the spring the weather is agreeable at day and fresh at night. The summer temperatures are warm, this season is usually the most humid in which sudden heavy showers are the norm. Just as in the spring, the autumn is characterized by little rain and long sunny days (except of November that is one of the most rainy months). During the winter the snow is pretty rare and it lasts just for few days. The temperature under 0° are the norm. Budapest has four distinct seasons with great variability within the seasons.


Climate data for Budapest
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
19.7
(67.5)
25.4
(77.7)
30.2
(86.4)
34.0
(93.2)
39.5
(103.1)
40.7
(105.3)
39.4
(102.9)
35.2
(95.4)
30.8
(87.4)
22.6
(72.7)
19.3
(66.7)
40.7
(105.3)
Average high °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
4.5
(40.1)
10.2
(50.4)
16.3
(61.3)
21.4
(70.5)
24.4
(75.9)
26.5
(79.7)
26.0
(78.8)
22.1
(71.8)
16.1
(61)
8.1
(46.6)
3.1
(37.6)
15.0
(59)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
1.1
(34)
5.6
(42.1)
11.1
(52)
15.9
(60.6)
19.0
(66.2)
20.8
(69.4)
20.2
(68.4)
16.4
(61.5)
11.0
(51.8)
4.8
(40.6)
0.4
(32.7)
10.4
(50.7)
Average low °C (°F) −4.0
(24.8)
−1.7
(28.9)
1.7
(35.1)
6.3
(43.3)
10.8
(51.4)
13.9
(57)
15.4
(59.7)
14.9
(58.8)
11.5
(52.7)
6.7
(44.1)
2.1
(35.8)
−1.8
(28.8)
6.3
(43.3)
Record low °C (°F) −25.6
(−14.1)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−15.1
(4.8)
−4.6
(23.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
3.0
(37.4)
5.9
(42.6)
5.0
(41)
−3.1
(26.4)
−9.5
(14.9)
−16.4
(2.5)
−20.8
(−5.4)
−25.6
(−14.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 38.5
(1.516)
36.7
(1.445)
37.4
(1.472)
47.2
(1.858)
64.5
(2.539)
69.8
(2.748)
50.4
(1.984)
49.5
(1.949)
42.7
(1.681)
46.9
(1.846)
59.9
(2.358)
49.3
(1.941)
592.8
(23.337)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 55 84 137 182 230 248 274 255 197 156 67 48 1,933
Source: www.met.hu

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