Best Time to Visit Hungary

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Hungary. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Debrecen und Budapest. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Hungary for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -6 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.143.15 in (5 – 10 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 9.9 °C (Debrecen) and 10.7 °C (Budapest)
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Geographical location

Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe and borders on Austria, Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

About 10 million people live on an area of 58000 square miles. This results in a population density of around 107 inhabitants per square kilometre.

In western Hungary, the landscape is characterised by foothills of the Alps. The north has elevations called the Mátra Mountains. The Kékes (1014 metres) is the highest mountain in the country.

The Hungarian Plain covers almost half of the country and is located below 120 metres of altitude. In the west of the country lies Lake Balaton, which is visited by countless holidaymakers every year.

The capital of Hungary is Budapest in the north of the country directly on the banks of the Danube.

Climate in Hungary

naplemente1 (Szalai István)  [flickr.com]  CC BY 
License Information available under 'Proof of Image Sources' In western Hungary the climate is slightly oceanic, in the east rather continental. Between summer and winter there are therefore also quite high temperature differences. January is considered the coldest month with night temperatures averaging minus 4 to minus 5.5 °C. Snow can fall in many regions of Hungary in winter.


Statistically, most hours of sunshine are in the south of the country, but from October the days will be noticeably shorter and the temperatures will already drop to night temperatures of around 5 °C in autumn.

The rainy month is June with up to 3.15 in of precipitation, the driest month is March with less than 1.18 in of rain. In Budapest, rainfall is somewhat lower over the course of the year at a maximum of 2.48 in. Compared to its neighbouring countries, however, Hungary is very dry overall. From the end of April the day temperatures scratch at 20 °C, between June and August summer temperatures reach 25 °C to 27 °C.

Best Time to Visit Hungary: Overview

JanuaryJan
MaximumMax. 1 °C
FebruaryFeb
MaximumMax. 5 °C
MarchMar
MaximumMax. 11 °C
AprilApr
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
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OctoberOct
TemperaturesTemp. up to 17 °C
NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 9 °C
DecemberDec
MaximumMax. 3 °C

When to travel to Hungary?


Due to a wide range of travel options, Hungary can be visited all year round. However, the best time to travel with ideal conditions is in summer, especially in the months of May to September. Here the pleasantly warm temperatures are convincing, it rarely gets unbearably hot, which is why even the midsummer is well suited for exploring the city.

For a holiday at Lake Balaton we recommend the months of July and August. The fringe months of April and October are still well suited for cultural and architectural focuses. You should therefore attach importance to appropriate clothing, since it can become very fresh especially in the evening hours.

Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Hungary) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
DebrecenMay, June, July, August, and September
BudapestMay, June, July, August, and September

Climate Charts Hungary

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Debrecen

Climate Chart Debrecen
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Budapest

Climate Chart Budapest
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Hungary

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Hungary, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Debrecen (Hungary)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°17°22°25°27°26°22°17°
Night Temperature-6°-3°10°13°14°14°10°-3°
Precipitation (inch)1.461.181.341.652.323.152.562.41.51.221.771.73
Rainy days8678910875588
Hours of Sunshine235688987522
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Debrecen is 9.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (20.3 °C)
Coldest month: January (-2.6 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 22.28 inch on 89 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 9.1 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.4 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Budapest (Hungary)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature10°16°21°24°27°26°22°16°
Night Temperature-4°-2°11°14°15°15°12°-2°
Precipitation (inch)1.261.221.141.52.172.482.052.011.571.32.051.57
Rainy days766688765577
Hours of Sunshine224677986542
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Budapest is 10.7 °C.

Warmest month: July (21 °C)
Coldest month: January (-1.4 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 20.31 inch on 78 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 5.2 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Highlights and Attractions


The capital of Hungary has long since ceased to be an insider tip, but with its outstanding sights it still has a great appeal and is thus the driving force behind all tourism in Hungary. Whether Parliament Building, Fishermen’s Basilica, the Castle Hill, Matthias Church or St. Stephen’s Basilica: Budapest offers travellers tons of postcard motifs and exciting discoveries.

In eastern Debricin you will find the Great Church, Hortobagy National Park and Puszta Animal Park, other attractions worth more than a day trip. Hungary’s other cities should not be ignored either: The Eger wine region, the old town of Sopron, the Puszta Zoo in Hortobágy are just a small selection of the highlights that await you next to Lake Balaton in Hungary.

More information about the best things to do: Budapest

Popular Activities

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Budapest: Dinner Cruise with Live Music | Budapest: 24, 48 and 72-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour | Budapest 1-Hour Evening Sightseeing Cruise | Budapest: 3-Hour Live Guided Sightseeing Tour | Budapest Daytime Sightseeing Cruise | Budapest: Night Cruise with Parliament View and Champagne | Budapest City Sightseeing Tour |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Debrecen
overcast clouds     overcast clouds, 2 °C
Clouds: 90 %       Wind: 7 mph ONO
Air Pressure: 1008 hPa       Humidity: 80 %
Last updated: 4th Dec 2020, 08:53 am
The next days …
4th Dec 20205th Dec 20206th Dec 20207th Dec 20208th Dec 20209th Dec 2020
few clouds1 °C to 8 °Csky is clear4 °C to 11 °Cbroken clouds5 °C to 12 °Clight rain7 °C to 10 °Clight rain6 °C to 7 °Cmoderate rain4 °C to 7 °C
1 °C to 8 °C4 °C to 11 °C5 °C to 12 °C7 °C to 10 °C6 °C to 7 °C4 °C to 7 °C
Clouds: 14 %Clouds: 0 %Clouds: 84 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 100 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0.04 in of rain0.24 in of rain0.28 in of rain
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Important Regions and Cities

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Hungary: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Hungary holiday already. Average rating is 5 of 5 stars.
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    Tanja, 44 years old was there in July

    one day rainy, the rest of the week super summer weather. Ideal for swimming.

    Weather Rating: 5 stars – Excellent

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