The climate in Budapest is continental, but its weather can also be highly unpredictable. From December to early March, winter brings icy temperatures that can easily drop as low as 5°F (-15°C) and maximum temperatures of 50°F (10°C).

Near the end of March, spring begins to approach, characterised by light showers and lots of sunshine. Still, cold spells have been known to occur even in spring.

Summer begins in June and is usually hot with moderate humidity and evening showers or thunderstorms. Heatwaves with highs of up to 95°F (35°C) are common and are punctuated by shorter cool periods with highs of around 68°F (20°C). Temperatures drop as autumn approaches in September and October, while November is typically a very wet month.