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geoseward May 13th, 2017 12:14 PM

Weather in Budapest in late September
Will be visiting Prague first starting on September 21st for a few days and than Budapest afterwards. Generally what type of weather should one expect along with rainy days. Any help from visitors who have been in these cities this time of year would be appreciated.

MmePerdu May 13th, 2017 12:26 PM

All you can do is look at weather historically which may have little to do with specific days:

geoseward May 13th, 2017 01:58 PM

Thanks for the site information

greg Jun 9th, 2017 03:51 PM

Also an outlook on long term forecast. This one is for summer. There would be a similar one for the fall.

Cowboy1968 Jun 9th, 2017 09:33 PM

Forecasting the actual weather at one specific location for than 48 hours in advance is more or less voodoo - especially in Central Europe.

Three climate zones meet in that area, and depending on which weather system will be dominating you can experience in late summer (September)
a) Maritime (Eastern edge): cool, "constant" soft rain, no major differences in temps between night and day, 15-20C max
b) Continental (Western edge): warmer, some rain showers or thunderstorms which will end short heat waves, hot days/warm evenings, cooler nights, 25C max in the afternoon
c) Mediterranean (Northern edge): hot, dry, little precipitation except for heavy thunderstorms which do not bring much relieve, hot days, more than 25C/warm nights not below 20C

So anything from light drizzle and temps below 20C to dry-as-a-bone days with constant sunshine and baking sun would still be "normal" weather.

In this gamble you have a 2:1 chance of daytime temps suitable for t-shirts and shorts, you probably need a good but light rain jacket, and want to take a light sweater if you want to sit outside in the later evening or go out in the early morning.

northie Jun 10th, 2017 02:36 AM

When we were there in September a few years ago we wore long pants , long sleeve tops/shirts and carried light showerproof coats .

StCirq Jun 10th, 2017 06:52 AM

We were there last October and it was mostly cold, rainy, and dreary. Which doesn't mean a thing in relation to what you might experience.

okszi Jun 11th, 2017 04:00 AM

As a Budapest local, the only thing I can tell you that it can vary from 68 (20C) to 95 (35C) and I am not kidding.
For instance it was around 90-95 for almost a week back in mid September 2015.
The average should be around 73-77 (23C-25) during daytime and 60-65 (15-18C) at night, sometimes much cooler in the morning, like 41-50 (5-10C).
Chances of 5-8 rainy days, sometimes 15-20.
Nowadays it is ABSOLUTELY unpredictable. I mean ABSOLUTELY.
Any 50-60% precise forecasts will be available 3-5 days prior to your arrival.
Being a tour guide I used to tell my American clients 15-20 years ago, that we were lucky, we didn't have tornadoes, very severe storms etc. Not anymore:((
Whenever we have a heat spell or alike, it comes or leaves with severe hail and thunderstorms. The worst are the so called dry thunderstorms, when at night the sky is illuminated by hundreds of lightnings like White Nights and there is no single drop of rain coming along. Just terrible lightning for hours and dust!

OK! You can check the actual weather here:
This is the national weather man's site.

This one is private, but absolutely the best, with all the interactive maps, webcams etc:

Here you can see the interactive map with exact Budapest meteo info for the current moment and particular districts of the city:
It is updated every 2-3 minutes!
Hope it helped.

ivividi Jul 27th, 2017 09:24 AM

Hi Geoseward,

Typical September weather here is comfortable warm (often t-shirt is enough) during the day, a little bit chilly after sunset, but a light pullover should be enough on most days. If you are unlucky, you can get a cold and rainy period, but that's not too likely.

If you and your son are interested in Eastern Europe's still very present Communist/Cold War history, I recommend you this English language walking tour in Budapest:


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