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The Weather in Budapest in May

Updated: March 25, 2023

This post is a summary of the weather in Budapest in May, including average temperatures and precipitation.

May in Budapest brings Spring weather with cool mornings and comfortable afternoons; however, May can also be a bit wet.


Daytime high temperatures tend to average near 19-20 C (66-68 F) early in May, warming to 23 C (73-74 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially near the end of the month, can reach up near 29 C (84 F).

The record high temperature in Budapest during May is 34.0 C (93.2 F).

Late night and early morning lows will tend to be near 8-9 C (46-48 F) early in the month, warming to around 12-13 C (54-56 F) towards the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in May can still dip down to around 4-5 C (39-41 F).

The record low temperature in Budapest during May is 0.0 C (32 F).

Sky and Rain

On average, you can expect 10-11 mostly sunny days, 5-8 partly sunny and 12-14 mostly cloudy days. 

Some rain falls on 14-15 days this month, however, only about 7-8 days record at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) or more of rain.


The number of daylight hours increase this month from about 14.5 hours on May 1st to about 15.7 hours by the 31st.


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

What to Wear in Budapest in May?

Best to dress for late Spring conditions so bring a mix of cool and warm weather clothes.

Some nights and early mornings can be quite chilly so bring along a light coat or jacket.

May can be wet, so please also pack a lightweight raincoat and travel umbrella.

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

Things to Do in Budapest in May

The late spring weather this month is perfect for taking a pay-what-you-wish Budapest walking tour.

May is also the month of Budapest100, a special annual event during which the public will have free access to one hundred architecturally relevant buildings in the city.

If you're looking for the best drinks in the city, Budapest Beer Week takes place during the last week of May, bringing with it a variety of tasting sessions and other events.

For even more fun ideas, make sure to read our full post covering things to do in Budapest in May.

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: March 25th, 2023
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