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How is the Weather in Budapest During September?

Updated: May 5, 2024

September in Budapest features mostly comfortable afternoons, cool evenings with cool to cold late nights and early mornings.


Daytime high temperatures tend to average about 23-24 C (73-74 F) early in the month but fall to around 19 C (66 F) by the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially early in the month, can reach up to about 30 C (86F). The record high temperature in Budapest during September is 35.2 C (95.4 F).

Late night and early morning lows tend to average around 13 C (56 F) early in the month, cooling to around 9 C (48 F) by the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially late in the month, can dip down around 5 C (41 F). The record low temperature in Budapest during September is 1.2 C (34.2 F).

Sky and Rain

You can expect about 16-19 sunny, or at least partly sunny days during September and 11-14 mostly cloudy days.

The best chance for sunny skies occurs early in the month and some rain can be expected on about 5-6 days. 


The number of daylight hours decreases rapidly this month from about 13.4 hours on the 1st to 11.8 hours by the 30th. 


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 September?

Temperatures fall quickly this month so fall attire works best.

Bring a lightweight to medium weight jacket along with a couple of sweaters, as well some long-sleeved 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 September

The weather should still be pretty nice this month, so it's a pretty good time to consider taking a pay-what-you-wish Budapest walking tour.

For a romantic night out, consider a cruise on the river Danube with live music, food, and drinks. Some evening cruises even include a Hungarian Folk Show!

Not interested in a cruise? You can also enjoy Hungarian Folklore Dance Performances on land at many theaters and other venues in Budapest.

If you're not visiting with a loved one, consider going to a Hungarian Beer Spa instead to relax and enjoy a few brews.

You might also want to consider going on a wine tasting tour in Hungarian wine country.

For even more ideas, please read our full post covering things to do in Budapest.

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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