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How is the Weather in Budapest During August?

Updated: May 5, 2024

August brings warm afternoons with mostly comfortable to briefly cool late nights and early mornings. You can expect about 2 afternoons this month to be considered humid.


Temperatures

Temperatures begin to cool this month with daytime highs averaging 27-29 C (81-84 F) early in the month, cooling to 25-26 C (77-79 F) near the end of the month.

On average, about 3-4 afternoons, especially early in the month, reach up to 32 C (90 F) or higher. The record high temperature in Budapest during August is 39.1 C (102.4 F).

Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to average around 16-17 C (61-63 F) early in August, cooling to 14-15 C (57-59 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the cooler mornings, especially late in the month can dip down near 11 C (52 F). The record low temperature in Budapest during August is 7.0 C (44.6 F). 


Sky and Rain

August sees about 20-21 sunny, or at least partly sunny days, with about 10-11 days being mostly cloudy. Rainfall tends to be light, averaging about 50 mm (2 inches) in total falling on 7-8 days.


Daylight

The amount of daylight hours steadily decreases this month from just under 15 hours on the 1st to about 13.4 hours by the 31st. 


Windspeed

Mostly light to gentle winds prevail this month at 6-19 kph (4-12 mph) but can briefly be moderate at 20-28 kph (13-18 mph).


What to Wear in Budapest during August?

August afternoons in Budapest are warm and summer attire works well.

However, nights and early morning hours are increasingly chilly, so also bring along a couple of sweaters, a light jacket or windbreaker as well as some long-sleeve tops and long pants.

Don’t forget to bring some comfortable walking shoes as in the old town the streets are cobbled and unsuitable for high heels.


Things to Do in Budapest in August

The weather should be pretty nice this month, so it makes sense to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish walking tour in Budapest.

If you're visiting on an especially hot day, consider heading to the Széchenyi Spa Baths. They have 18 pools, and while some are naturally heated, others are cool and perfect for the winter.

Another idea for cooling down is to take an evening sightseeing cruise on the river Danube. It's always several degrees colder when you're out on the water, and going after the sun goes down ensures you'll erjoy a cool breeze.

You might also want to spend some time on Margaret Island, which has a rose garden and a Japanese garden that are especially beautiful during the summer.

Check our list of things to do in Budapest for even more great ideas.


Fred Pickhardt   
Ocean Weather Services 

About The Author

Fred Pickhardt

Fred is a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. He has extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, and forensic weather event reconstructions. Fred founded Ocean Weather Services and currently provides forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
Updated: May 5th, 2024
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