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How is the Weather in Budapest During February? 

Updated: November 19, 2023

February in Budapest tends to be cloudy and very cold, however, a few milder days can occur late in the month.


Daytime high temperatures tend to be around 3-5 C (37-41 F) early in the month, warming to 6-8 C (43-46 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially later in the month, can reach up to near 14 C (57 F).

The record high temperature in Budapest during February is 20 C (68 F).

Late night and early morning lows will tend to be around -2 to -3 C (28-27 F) early in the month, warming to -1 to 0 C (30-32 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially early in the month, can dip down near -11 C (12 F).

The record low temperatures in Budapest during February is -23.4 C (-10.1 F).

Sky and Precipitation

You can expect 11-12 sunny, or at least partly sunny days during February and 16-17 mostly cloudy days.

About 6-8 days record some precipitation with some snow on around 2 days of the month.

Total snowfall for the month tends to be light at 4-6 cm (1.6-2.4 inches) but can at times total up to 18 cm (7 inches).


The number of daylight hours increases during the month from about 9.6 hours on the 1st to 11.0 hours by the 28th.

Wind Speed

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 February?

Winter in Budapest is cold so you should pack warm layers that include a thick, waterproof coat or thickly lined jacket. 

Winter clothing including leggings and thermal underwear will come in handy, as well as warm water-resistant boots, leggings, or thermal underwear.

In addition, bring along warm socks, a scarf, hat, and gloves. Don’t forget to bring some comfortable walking shoes!

Things to Do in Budapest in February

If you do manage to visit on a snowy day, there's no better time to take a free Budapest walking tour.

Don't pass up the opportunity to experience the most historic sites in the city as they are blanketed in snow!

Another great idea during the month of February is to look for a winter salami (téliszalámi), as they are typically made during this period of the year.

You might also want to consider relaxing at the Széchenyi Thermal Baths, as they have heated indoor pools to enjoy during the winter months.

For more ideas, make sure to check our 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: November 19th, 2023
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