Weather in Prague/Budapest in May

Old Apr 26th, 2005, 06:26 AM
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Weather in Prague/Budapest in May

Hello...I am trying to figure out the weather in these cities at the end of May (20-31). I have checked various weather websites and have come up with highs ranging from 56-72 depending on the site. Has anyone been there this time of year that can give some helpful advice on what to pack? Thanks
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Old Apr 26th, 2005, 06:32 AM
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We were in Budapest in May, more towards the beginning of the month though. I wore light weight slacks or a skirt, and primarily long sleeved shirts with an occasional short sleeved on nicer days. I also had a light jacket.
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Old Apr 28th, 2005, 12:07 PM
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Hi There,

I am in Budapest and it is around 20 degrees with a bit of rain daily, but May is the most beautiful month to come as it is not too hot, but you can enjoy a dinner outside.
Take care
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 06:17 AM
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Thank you both!
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 06:33 AM
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I was there the last half of May in 2002 and we wore long pants while walking around during the day and we needed light jackets in the evenings. It was in the 50-60's during that time frame. We did sit outside for an early dinner and it wasn't too cold for gelatos as we had several during our stay.
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 08:08 AM
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It can be very warm (even hot), and on the other hand it can be rather cool. Last time I was in those 2 cities , in May, it was about 90 degrees, no air conditioning, and absolutely horrible!
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 09:02 AM
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We visited Prague, Vienna and Budapest from May 14 to 28, 2003, and experienced good weather in all three cities. We had rain on arrival in Prague and a shower or two while there, but it was warm and we never needed jackets, even in the evening.

Budapest was warmer and we had a couple thunderstorms while there. Our room was air conditioned and we did need it. It was actually quite hot a day or two. Again no need for sweaters/jackets at any time.

We generally travel this time of year and I always take a raincoat and umbrella, mostly linen/cotton slacks and tops, sandals (which I find comfortable). My husband wears short sleeved shirts, jeans/khakis and also takes a rain proof jacket. This is true in all countries we have visited, except possibly England and Scotland where it might be cooler.
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 01:14 PM
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tt for kjenn
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Old Apr 30th, 2005, 06:31 AM
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As the variety of these posts suggest, it varies, but I was in Prague right around then last year and was quite surprised at how cold it was--highs were probably about 60. I wore a light trench coat almost every day and long pants, and wished I had more sweaters with me. It was too cold for a skirt with bare legs, and we used the heater in our hotel room on a couple occasions. It was very beautifully sunny though.
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Old Apr 30th, 2005, 10:25 AM
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Typically, Prague stays cool until mid-summer. There are freak heat waves now & then, so just bring layers, but plan on it being on the cool side.
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