Averages for Budapest in October

Weather lowdown

October enjoys pleasant sunny days with some rain in Budapest, Hungary. Nights get colder and frost is more prevalent. If you travel toward the end of October, be sure to pack sweaters and jackets for dropping temperatures, especially in the evenings.

The weather can be entirely changeable in Budapest in October. It can be sunny with temperatures as high as 16°C in the afternoon, or see the temperatures drop to only 7°C at night wit...

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Averages for Budapest in October

  Temperature 12°C

53°F

Low Temperature 7°C

45°F

  High Temperature 16°C

61°F

  Sunshine Hours 10 hrs
  Rainfall 60mm
  Rainfall days 12 days
  Chance of Rain 38 %
  Chance of Cloudy Day 75 %
Chance of Windy Day 19 %
  Chance of Fog Day 44%
  Chance of Snow Day 25%

Averages for Budapest in October

Weather lowdown

October enjoys pleasant sunny days with some rain in Budapest, Hungary. Nights get colder and frost is more prevalent. If you travel toward the end of October, be sure to pack sweaters and jackets for dropping temperatures, especially in the evenings.

The weather can be entirely changeable in Budapest in October. It can be sunny with temperatures as high as 16°C in the afternoon, or see the temperatures drop to only 7°C at night with thunder and rain. The high temperatures of the summer months drop to some extent in October, but early October is still a perfect time to take a trip to Budapest. Both the average daytime temperatures and nighttime temperatures decrease rapidly in the course of the month, though. October 1 has afternoon temperatures up to 19°C, while October 31 doesn’t get much warmer than 12°C anymore. Nighttime temperatures fall from 9°C to merely 3°C. The overall average temperature is 12°C, similar to April with its 11-degree average. November will be much, much colder with an average daily temperature of only 5°C. October is the last somewhat comfortable season to visit Budapest.

As autumn is in full swing, the days keep on getting shorter and shorter throughout the month. October 1 is the longest day with 11.40 daylight hours, while October 31 is the shortest with 10.01 hours of daylight.

The skies get a little bit cloudier as the month goes on as well. Cloud cover increases from 80% in the beginning of October to 85% at the end.

But it’s not because the days get shorter and the skies a bit cloudier that October isn’t sunny. Rather the contrary; on average, a day in October has 10 hours of sunshine. This is two hours fewer than the average September day, but considering the number of daylight hours, it is still pretty sunny.

As in many places in Europe, autumn brings with it more rainfall. The probability that precipitation occurs on any given day in October increases from 44% to 53% in the course of the month. The total amount of rainfall is 60mm and there are 12 days with rainfall—the same exact numbers are also recorded in June. The most common type of precipitation in October is moderate rain, which is observed on 49% of the days with rainfall. Light rain is likely as well, occurring on 32% of the rainy days. Thunderstorms and drizzle may happen as well, but are far less likely.

The Chain Bridge from the right of the Danube, Budapest, Hungary. Photo by Moyan Brenn.

Where to stay

A three-star hotel on famous Vaci Street in downtown Budapest, Cosmo Fashion Hotel is a small and modern boutique hotel. After checking in into your room—all 36 rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, a satellite TV and free Wi-Fi—you can enjoy a complimentary Cosmopolitan cocktail in the hotel’s bar. In the evening, the Italian restaurant is a great place to unwind after a day of exploring, while in the morning, you can strengthen your inner self with a free buffet breakfast. The hotel’s main drawcard is its superb location close to numerous restaurants, bars and shops, and within walking distance from major landmarks such as the Hungarian National Museum, the Danube and the Central Market Hall.

Things to do

The Budapest Autumn Festival celebrates contemporary music, composition, theater and ballet. For a cultural festival whilst you are in Budapest, October holds the Palinka & Sausage Festival in Buda Castle. Additionally, you can enjoy Budapest’s October evenings with a glass of wine and warm up with a bowl of traditional Budapest soup.

Heroes’ Square is Budapest’s largest square and one of its main landmarks. It was constructed in 1896 to celebrate and commemorate the 1,000th anniversary of the country of Hungary—a monumental square and now one of the most visited places in the city. It is surrounded by important buildings, urban features and institutions, including the Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Andrassy Avenue and the Kunsthalle. If you are spending more than one day in Budapest, consider visiting Heroes’ Square in both the afternoon and evening for two completely different impressions.

The Budapest Eye, Budapest, Hungary. Photo by ddqhu.

Eating and drinking out

Going out for dinner at Olimpia will surely be a night you will remember for a long time. This contemporary Hungarian restaurant sets itself apart from other restaurants in Budapest because of its unique menu. Instead of dishes, it simply shows a lists of available ingredients, based on which you pick a 4-course or 7-course meal. Dinners at Olimpia require time, so make sure to dedicate a full evening to simply enjoying the atmosphere and the spectacular (and always surprising) food.

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