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The Weather in Budapest in October

Updated: March 3, 2024

Budapest in October features comfortable afternoons with cool to cold nights.


Daytime high temperatures tend to average around 18-20 C (64-68 F) early in the month, falling to 12-15 C (54-59 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the warmer afternoons, especially early in the month, can reach up near 25 C (77 F).

The record high temperature in Budapest during October is 30.8 C (87.4 F).

Late night and early morning lows tend to average around 9-10 C (48-50 F) early in the month, falling to 3-6 C (37-43 F) near the end of the month.

A few of the colder mornings, especially late in the month, can dip down around -2 C (28 F).

The record low temperature in Budapest during October is -9.5 C (14.9 F).

Sun and Rain

During October, you can expect about 15-16 sunny, or at least partly sunny days with an equal number of mostly cloudy days.

On average, about 5-6 days will record some rainfall.


The number of daylight hours decreases rapidly this month from about 11.7 hours on the 1st to a shade over 10 hours by the 31st. 


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 in October?

Temperatures continue to fall this month so fall attire works best along with a medium-weight jacket or coat.

Also bring along a couple of sweaters, as well some long-sleeve tops and long pants.

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

Things to Do in Budapest in October

Although the weather won't be as nice this month as during other periods of the year, it might still be a good time for a pay-what-you-wish Budapest walking tour, especially if the sun is out!

If you're a fan, this is an excellent opportunity to see the band perform live.

Although it's not traditionally a Hungarian holiday, some in Budapest do celebrate Halloween.

If you're looking for a festive activity, consider a ghost hunt exploration game or the interactive horror experience known as The Nightmare.

For even more ideas, 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: March 3rd, 2024
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