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How is the Weather in Budapest in April?

Updated: March 21, 2024

Budapest in April tends to have cold nights with cool to comfortable afternoons.


Daytime high temperatures will tend to be around 13-15 C (55-59 F) early in April, warming to 17-20 C (63-68 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially later in the month, can reach up to around 25 C (77 F). The record high temperature in Budapest during April is 31.3 C (88.3 F).

Late night and early morning lows will tend to be around 5-7 C (41-45 F) early in the month, warming to 9-10 C (48-50 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down around 0 C (32 F). The record low temperature in Budapest during April is -4.6 C (23.7 F).

Sky and Precipitation 

You can expect about 14-15 sunny, or at least partly sunny days with 15-16 mostly cloudy days.

On average, some rain is likely to fall on 6-7 days this month. Snow is rare; however, some years can record trace amounts.


The number of daylight hours increases rapidly this month from about 12.9 hours on the 1st to just over 14.4 hours by the 30th.


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

What to Wear in Budapest during April?

April brings Spring weather buTapet can still occasionally be unsettled and even cold at times.

Best to pack a sweater or sweatshirt, light or medium-weight jacket, long-sleeved tops.

A rain poncho or umbrella for rainy days and don’t forget to bring comfortable walking shoes.

Things to Do in Budapest in April

With the weather getting a lot nicer in the spring, this should be an excellent time to consider taking a free Budapest walking tour.

April is also the month of the Budapest Spring Festival. This event takes place on Vorosmarty Square, and it includes both live theatrical and musical performances.

If it's a particularly nice day, you might also want to consider a cruise on the Danube. There are both sightseeing cruises and dinner cruises which include a meal.

With flowers blossoming everywhere, this would also be a great time to visit the Füvészkert Botanical Garden.

For more ideas, check our post covering things to do in Budapest in April.

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 21st, 2024
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