Weather Averages for Budapest in February
Averages for Budapest in February
Although winters are extreme in Budapest, in February the severe freezing temperatures start getting slightly warmer than those experienced in January, the coldest month.
The average high temperature during the daytime is 4°C and the average low temperature is -2°C.
The average precipitation remains low, almost 31 mm with an average rainfall of 12 days per month.
A slight chill is still in the air due to over cast sky, rain and fog. The sunny days are bright with pleasant clear blue skies. The average sunshine hours total 5 per day.
February in Budapest is a carnival time starting with the ‘furry pig festival’, also known as ‘Mangalitsa Festival’. This festival takes place at the Vajdahunyad Castle, which is one of the best attractions in Budapest.
This festival is celebrated in the beginning of the month. It celebrates the indigenous Hungarian furry pig breed called Mangalitsa. One can experience all the Mangalista meat products, Hungarian drinks and find some good Hungarian handicrafts for sale here.
14th February, Valentine’s Day in Budapest offers a number of romantic activities for couples. They can enjoy dinners, concerts and visit one of the Budapest’s incredible thermal baths.
Farsang parties are celebrated all over Budapest. These parties are more like fancy costume parties for people to hang out, dance and enjoy the Farsang festival.
In Mohacs, a huge carnival is celebrated. Mohacs is a 2-3 hour drive from Budapest. A parade is held where people wear shepherd coats with devil masks and horns. It is believed that these costumes were used to scare away the ‘Gruffalo’ monster and Turkish invaders in old times. A dummy representing winter is also burnt at this carnival. Having doughnuts at this festival is a Hungarian tradition.