What could be better than walking around Budapest wearing only sandals and shorts? If you are a summer person and you love discovering new cities, coming to visit Budapest during the last real summer month is the best decision to make. But what is worth knowing about the Budapest weather in August?
AUGUST WEATHER FACTS
Sunny, hot and colourful. That is Budapest in August.
The average min. is +16⁰C/60⁰F and the average max. is +26⁰C/79⁰F.
Average rainfall: 52 mm
The weather in Budapest in August is pretty hot, but you should always check the weather forecast on your mobile since rainstorms can hit the city from nowhere.
ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF BUDAPEST WEATHER IN AUGUST
We have collected all the advantages and disadvantages for you why you should visit Budapest in August.
1 If you are lucky to come to Budapest in August, you can discover the super cool and newly renovated swimming pools and baths in Budapest. You won’t believe how many open-air pools and baths can be found in the city (e.g. Palatinus Baths or Gellért Baths)
2.If you are staying for more than 1-2 days in Budapest, don’t miss out on a day-trip to Lake Balaton where you can swim in the biggest and most beautiful lake in Hungary and you can also taste some typical beach food. (fried fish or pancakes)
3.If you are into music, check out the endless list of concerts and festivals. August is high season for festivals. Grab a tourist information booklet or visit a tourist center for more info. Most popular: Sziget Festival
4. You will definitely want to spend a fun night in downtown Budapest. Imagine that the nights are so balmy and warm that you don’t need any extra clothes to carry. All you need to do is pick your outfit, find a bar and have fun! Immerse in the nightlife of Budapest.
5. You can visit the local food markets where you can try some locally grown fruits and vegetables. It is so refreshing to bite in a crispy, juicy apple when the temperature is above 30⁰C outside.(e.g.: Fővám tér market map)
6. You can participate in the celebrations of St. Stephen’s Day that commemorates the foundation of the Hungarian state. Participate in the celebrations and watch the peak of the celebration, the fireworks at 8 pm. The fireworks can be seen best from the Pest side of Danube between the Liberty Bridge and Chain Bridge. It will be pretty crowded, watch your valuables
Watch a video about St. Stephen’s Day:
1. August is one of the hottest months, you may want to reconsider your choice to come to Budapest, if you don’t like feeling hot and sticky during the day (September can be a good choice for you)
2. Not all of the vehicles of public transportation are air-conditioned. Buses can be pretty hot
– Visit Sziget Festival for 1 day
– 20 August is National Holiday. Keep in mind that shops are closed. Only restaurants or entertainment units are open.
– Don’t get parched. Always have a bottle of water with you or stop to buy one from time to time, hydrate regularly
– Get in the shade or in air-conditioned places (museums, bars etc.) to relax
– Soak yourself in the many open-air pools. They will definitely cool you down
– Eat your breakfast or dinner on a terrace of the many really good Hungarian restaurants. Avoid eating lunch outside, it tends to be boiling hot.
– In some restaurants (particularly in more posh restaurants) there is a dress code and you cannot enter wearing beach outfit, flip-flops or shorts
– Have, sunglasses, a hat and sun lotion in your bag. You can get sunburnt from spending 30 mins in the sun
– Avoid using the metro or old, shabby-looking buses, they are not fully air-conditioned
– Pack your swimming costume
Budapest weather in August is predictably hot and sunny. You won’t need tons of clothes in your luggage and you can discover the famous sights of Budapest wearing your sandals or flip-flops. Enjoy your coffee and a piece of cake in the shade on a lovely terrace. Hydrate regularly and you are going to have the time of your life in the capital of Hungary.