What's the weather in Budapest like?
Budapest averages around two thousand hours of sunshine a year, making it one of the sunnier cities in Europe. Good news then for tourists who don't fancy a blanket of grey in the background of their new-perfect shots of the Budapest Parliament. Indeed, generally the Budapest weather surprises visitors, who may have imagined the city with the permafrost often associated with ex-Iron Curtain states. Summers can be blissfully hot, with locals heading to islands, outdoor pools and beer gardens to cool down, whilst winters rarely dip more than a degree or two below zero. When the weather can get you down is during late spring and in autumn when rain is considerably more common. The month of November is generally worth avoiding. Then again a trip to Budapest is really one the weather can't spoil. Check out our play section for some ideas on things to do on a rainy day, or head back to this page for a five-day weather forecast whenever you need an up-to-date prognosis.