With its location in Hungary, Budapest has a humid continental climate with mild summers and very cold winters.
Temperatures are known to drop as low as -2°C between December and February with an average high of just 4°C. Packing lots of layers and wearing a thick coat is necessary to stay warm during the chilly winter months.
The best time to visit Budapest is in the summer when temperatures are high and the sun is always shining. You can expect an average temperature of 24°C that rarely drops below 14°C in July and August.
Spring and autumn are great times to visit if you prefer mild and comfortable weather. Temperatures are usually in the teens but you should be prepared for some rainfall between May and November, with around 70mm of rain per month.
September and October are very pleasant with an average temperature of 22°C. It’s also very sunny, which is perfect if you want to do a lot of sightseeing during your visit. It’s the best time to go to Budapest to escape the busy crowds of the summer while still getting to enjoy the warm weather.