Averages for Budapest in November
Cold dominates the weather in the month of November in Budapest, Hungary. Freezing weather is likely to be possible, with the chilly current of air that flows over the city this time of year. The average temperature in November is no higher than 5°C, which makes it the fourth coldest month of the whole year, after December, January and February. During the day, the mercury doesn’t rise above 7°C very often, while at night, the temperatu...
Averages for Budapest in November
Cold dominates the weather in the month of November in Budapest, Hungary. Freezing weather is likely to be possible, with the chilly current of air that flows over the city this time of year. The average temperature in November is no higher than 5°C, which makes it the fourth coldest month of the whole year, after December, January and February. During the day, the mercury doesn’t rise above 7°C very often, while at night, the temperatures average only 2°C. You may expect some frosty nights when visiting the city in November. Both the average high and low temperature drop significantly in the course of the month. The daytime highs decrease from 11°C to 5°C and the nighttime lows fall from 3°C to -1°C. Needless to say; for a holiday in Budapest in this month, pack warm clothes and plenty of layers.
The air in November is brittle and clear, and the sun shines consistently. Each day has 8 sunshine hours on average, which is quite a lot considering that November days are between 8.46 hours (on November 30) and 9.59 hours (on November 1) long. Even so, in terms of total sunshine hours, November is the fourth least sunny month of the year, after the following three winter months.
The skies tend to become a tiny bit more cloudy in the course of the month. Cloud cover increases from 85% to 91%, which actually makes November one of the cloudiest months in the year. However, as shown in the number of sunshine hours above, this still is a relatively sunny month.
When it comes to rainfall, November is your average month. Throughout the entire year, there is always a chance of precipitation, be it thunderstorms, rain or snow, and November is no exception. The total amount of precipitation this month is about 60mm, which is spread out over 13 days with precipitation. The chance that precipitation occurs increases in the course of the month, from 53% in the beginning of the month to 63% at the end. The most common type of precipitation are moderate rain and light rain, respectively occurring on 39% and 24% of the rainy days. Snow falls as well in November, in the form of moderate snow and light snow, respectively observed on 15% and 8% of the days with precipitation.
Where to stay
Gerloczy Café & Rooms deLux is a Parisian-style accommodation on a small pretty square in the centre of the city. In addition to being a well-located place to stay, the building also houses a popular French café, well-known for its great outdoor sitting area and Parisian atmosphere. The French and Parisian influence is also noticeable in the common rooms and bedrooms with their typical décor and wooden floors. All rooms have a mini-bar, flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Additional facilities are a fine restaurant and a 24-hour front desk.
Things to do
Winter events and festivals kicks off in the month of November. Budapest’s Christmas and New Year Fair begins on November 18 on Vorosmarty Square. Several Christmas fairs are held in this month. All Saints' Day in Budapest is on November 1. This day is dedicated to those who have died and they are honoured.
Ice Skating at Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Gabriel Hess.
Additional festivals in November are the St. Martin's Day Festival and the Festival of New Wine and Cheese. November in Budapest is just perfect to visit one or more of those festivals; it gets chilly but not freezing and you can also enjoy beautiful sunny days.
Named after Bishop Gellért who, in the 11th century, was thrown from the hill by pagans, Gellért Hill is a residential area home to private houses and embassies. Because of its historic significance, the hill has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987—the world heritage site encompasses the so-called “Banks of the Danube” area. Other notable landmarks in the area are the Gellért Baths and the Gellért Hotel. The hill’s main feature, however, is the incredible panoramic view of the city that it offers. It’s a wonderful place to visit after having just arrived in Budapest, good to get an overview of the city and get your bearings. Besides enjoying the view, make sure to pay a visit to the Gellért Hill Cave Church, the Citadel and the Statue of Liberty as well.
Vajdahunyad Castle, Budapest, Hungary.
Eating and drinking out
One of the most unique dining venues in Budapest is without question Restaurant Spoon. Housed on a three-deck boat that is docked on the Danube River, Restaurant Spoon features two different restaurants and no less than five bars. If you’re not in the mood for dinner, you can also just go there for sunset cocktails on the river—definitely a romantic thing to do in the evening!