Averages for Budapest in April

Weather lowdown

April in Budapest, Hungary, is spring and with very pleasant weather, the city and its activities are in full bloom. The temperatures become a little warmer at this time of the year. The average maximum daytime temperature in April is an enjoyable 15°C and the average minimum nighttime temperature 

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  • Temperature Temperature 11°C 51°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 59°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 6°C 43°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 6 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 40 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 13 days

Averages for Budapest in April

Weather lowdown

April in Budapest, Hungary, is spring and with very pleasant weather, the city and its activities are in full bloom. The temperatures become a little warmer at this time of the year. The average maximum daytime temperature in April is an enjoyable 15°C and the average minimum nighttime temperature is 6°C. Both those temperatures increase greatly in the course of the month. April 1 has an average daytime temperature of 14°C and an average nighttime temperature of 4°C. April 30 is significantly warmer with temperatures of 19°C during the day and 8°C during the night. The overall average temperature in April is 11°C—the first time since October that the mercury climbs into the two digits.

April is also characterised by lengthening days. April 1 is the shortest day of the month with 12.51 hours of daylight; April 30 is the longest day with 14.26 daylight hours. This 1.34-hour increase means that each April day is 3.1 minutes longer than the day before. Another characteristic is the clearing of the skies. From the beginning of the month to the end, the cloud cover decreases from 82% to 76%. These two factors play a major role when it comes to daily sunshine hours. Now, there are 11 hours of sunshine on average per day, making April the sixth sunniest month of the year, after the five following months.

The average rainfall in April falls across 13 days with a total precipitation level of about 40mm. April is an average month when it comes to precipitation, with a probability of experiencing rainfall that ranges around 54% throughout the month. By far the most likely type of rainfall in April is moderate rain, which is recorded on 48% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is the second most common type, occurring on 24% of the rainy days. Thunderstorms may happen as well. Snowfall becomes more and more unlikely in the course of the month.

The number of tourists pouring into the city increases in April due to the pleasant weather. The temperature in April makes it convenient and enjoyable to walk around the city, appreciating its beauty and enjoying the heritage sites and landmarks, so it is the best time for travelling and sightseeing in Budapest.

Historical Archetechture in Budapest, Hungary.

Where to stay

Located in downtown Budapest, the Bohem Art Hotel is one of Budapest’s youngest hotels. It is housed in a historic building that once was a factory where drawing tools were made. Fittingly, the hotel has not only excellent facilities and comfy rooms, but also has its own art gallery featuring contemporary artists from Hungary. There are 60 different rooms, each one decorated in its own particular way, creating a unique atmosphere. Common areas have an art-gallery feeling, which will definitely please more sophisticated visitors. Amenities are plentiful and include free Wi-Fi, babysitting services, a business centre, a bar, an extensive buffet breakfast with champagne, and an airport transfer service.

Things to do

The end of March and start of April see the spring festival arrive in Budapest, which is one of the most attractive events of the year. This two-week festival is jam-packed with a number of classical and folk music events, theatrical and dance performances, as well as contemporary art exhibitions. Every year the festival has a particular theme. This colourful event attracts many tourists.

If Easter occurs in April, you can also enjoy traditional celebrations, which include a number of interesting activities including egg decoration.

The spring wine and jazz festival coincides with Easter and the spring festival. It is a gastro-cultural festival representing the growing culture of wine drinking. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy tasty local food specialties, taste the best Hungarian wines and listen to jazz music. In short, the best way to eat, drink and be merry.

Sometimes considered to be among the most striking Neo-Renaissance structures in Europe, the Budapest Opera House is a sight not to be missed when visiting the city. Designed by one of Europe’s at-the-time leading architects and opened in 1884, the building once was one of the Europe’s greatest musical institutions. It still has some of the very best acoustics on the continent. The opera house can be toured during the day, while in the evening, this is an amazing place to enjoy a concert.

Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest.

Eating and drinking out

Hungary is well-known for its great food and wines and Budapest, as the country’s capital, is the best place to enjoy all of it. From cozy and sophisticated coffee houses to Michelin-starred restaurants, Budapest offers something to suit every taste and satisfy every need.

A great example of Budapest’s culinary scene is Csalogany 26, a small award-winning gourmet restaurant that is famous for its affordable, yet delicious lunches. Dinners are served as well and are equally as tasty. This is a strongly recommended place to go if you want to try some traditional Hungarian dishes.

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