January tops the charts as Budapest’s coldest month of the year. The average high temperatures don’t get any higher than a frigid 34°F (1°C). The low temperature average, on the other hand, is a bone-chilling 27°F (-3°C).
In February, the days stay rather dry despite the winter season as Budapest experiences its lowest precipitation rate of the year at 30mm. The climate gets ever so slightly warmer but remains very cold at 39°F (4°C) for the average high temperature and 28°F (-2°C) for the average low.
Budapest Weather in March: The climate makes a steep increase upward in March as the average high temperature shoots up to 50°F (10°C). The low temperature is 36°F (2°C).
April receives about 40mm of rain over the course of 13 days as spring goes into full swing. The high temperature average and low temperature average ranges between 59°F (15°C) and 43°F (6°C).
In May, high temperatures increase further to 70°F (21°C). Similarly, the average low temperature rises nearly 10 degrees to 52°F (11°C).
Budapest Weather in June: It’s a relatively wet month in June as Budapest receives an average precipitation rate of 60mm over the span of 12 days. Meanwhile, the average high temperature climbs to 75°F (24°C) while the average low temperature rises to 57°F (14°C).
July is Budapest’s hottest month of the year as the average high temperature peaks at 79°F (26°C) and the average low temperature climbs to 61°F (16°C). Congruently, July has the highest average of sunshine as each day of the month receives about 14 hours of sunlight.
In August, the high temperature averages remain the same. However, the average low temperatures decrease slightly to 59°F (15°C). This month has the highest precipitation average of the year at 70mm of rainfall received over 10 days.
Budapest Weather in September: The climate starts to cool in September as the average high temperature decreases to 72°F (22°C). The low temperature average goes down to 54°F (12°C).
October sees another decrease in both the average high and average low temperatures, which measure in at 61°F (16°C) and 45°F (7°C) respectively.
In November, the precipitation rate is 60mm. The average high temperature sinks rapidly to 45°F (7°C) alongside the average low temperature which goes down to 36°F (2°C).
December has the least amount of sunshine of the year at 7 hours per day and sees the third coldest temperature of the year. The average high temperature peaks at 37°F (3°C) while the average low temperature decreases to 30°F (-1°C).
Visiting Budapest on a budget? The best time to visit is during the spring months of March through May as flights and accommodations are generally much cheaper during this time of the year. If you want to experience the most festivals possible in Budapest, plan your visit anytime between June through August for events like the Czech Beer Festival, the Danube Carnival and the Sziget Festival. Want to avoid the crowds? Come to Budapest in October as this is when most of the summer crowds have gone home. Those who are after the beautiful sight of Budapest covered in a blanket of snow, however, must certainly come in January.