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Budapest Climate Guide

Month  Average               Jan       Feb      Mar      Apr       May     Jun       Jul        Aug      Sep      Oct       Nov      Dec

Day Temperature °C           -1           2          6         10          17       19         21          21         18         12          4          1

Sun Hours Per Day             2           3           4           6            7         8          9           9              7           5          3           2

Rainfall Days                      10          7          10         13         14        12         11          11        11          12         13       12

July is the warmest month in Budapest with an average temperature of 21°C and the coldest is January at -1°C -  most daily sunshine hours is 10 in July. May is the wettest month.

From the incredible capital of Budapest, Lake Balaton and the wine region around the Baroque town of Eger, Hungary is a perfect location with something to offer everyone.

The country is mostly made up of plains and low hills, although there are some points above 2000 feet in the north and west. Because Hungary is landlocked it plays host to a continental climate meaning vast changes depending on the season such as scorching summers to blistering cold winters.

Hungary lays at the crossroads of three different climatic zones: continental, Mediterranean and oceanic. The west side of the country seeing more rainfall than the east. The average temperature range throughout the year is from -14 ˚c in the winter through to highs of 34 ˚c in the summer months.

The capital of Budapest is truly a tale of two cities. Until 1873 the town was divided by the river Danube with Buda to the west and Pest to the east. Although now one town you can see huge contrasts between the two sides which makes for an incredible cultural experience seeped in history. Buda’s green hills rise dramatically up from the riverside and plays host to cable cars which at the peak plays host to breath-taking views of the river and cityscape. Pest is the younger and more vibrant part of Budapest popular with backpackers due to the vibrant nightlife and market places. Considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe it has avoided the tacky tourist feel and plays host as an authentic Hungarian City.

Lake Balaton, known as the Hungarian Sea, is a great alternative to there being no coastal regions. Famed for being the largest lake in central Europe it is a firm favourite for water sports whilst also making a wonderful backdrop for budding artists and sight seers alike, it is 1 hour and a half away from Budapest.

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