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What to wear in Budapest?

What to wear in Budapest? This page provides information about appropriate clothes in Budapest when you travel.

Budapest is the capital of Hungary divided by the River Danube with a metropolitan vibe, as it is the commercial, industrial, administrative, and political center of Hungary. The city is home to approximately one-fifth of the Hungarian population. A cable railway operates up Castle Hill to Buda's Old Town and Trinity square is domicile to 13th century Matthias Church while the towers of the Fishermen's Bastion offers amazing views.

We give you the information on appropriate clothes for the nearest 5 days and appropriate clothes for each season in this city.

  1. 5 Day Clothes Forecast
  2. Clothes for Each Season

5 Day Clothes Forecast

5 day clothes forecast and weather forecast in Budapest are as follows. These are updated daily.

Budapest - Dec 13(Thursday)

During the day

A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat and scarf. It is cold, so keep warm enough.

At night

Clothes are the same as daytime.
But colder than daytime, you should not go out for a long time.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

clear sky

Afternoon :

light snow

Night :

light snow

Budapest - Dec 14(Friday)

During the day

A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat and scarf.
Very cold, you should not go out for a long time.

At night

Same as daytime.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

light snow

Afternoon :

light snow

Night :

light snow

Budapest - Dec 15(Saturday)

During the day

A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat and scarf.
Very cold, you should not go out for a long time.

At night

Same as daytime.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

light snow

Afternoon :

snow

Night :

snow

Budapest - Dec 16(Sunday)

During the day

A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat and scarf.
Very cold, you should not go out for a long time.

At night

Need to wear high quality winter clothes.
Extremely cold, so you should avoid going out.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

snow

Afternoon :

clear sky

Night :

clear sky

Budapest - Dec 17(Monday)

During the day

A down jacket, gloves or mittens, warm hat and scarf.
Very cold, you should not go out for a long time.

At night

A down jacket, gloves, warm hat and scarf. It is cold, so keep warm enough.


Weather Forecast

Morning :

light snow

Afternoon :

light rain

Night :

light rain

5 Day Clothes Forecast is described about appropriate clothes according to temperature of weather forecast for each day.

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Clothes for Each Season

This section provides information on appropriate clothes for each season and appropriate clothes for each month. The latter (Monthly Clothes Forecast) is described about appropriate clothes according to average high/low temperature for each month, and there are other useful information.

Appropriate Clothes for Each Season

BUDAPEST

Budapest is a brobdingnagian city with intriguing architecture and impressive avenues like Grand Boulevard. The locality has a four-season climate with grim winters and hot luminous summers. Hungary in general has a continental climate defined by frigid temperatures, regular snowfall, and comparatively average precipitation throughout the year.

Dressing for the Seasons in Budapest

Men should dress casual in a light jacket and nice pair of slacks, or shorts if the weather permits. Business suits are also a regular part of menswear. In fact, business attire is appropriate for all formal occasions. Women also dress casually with fashionable dresses and a light jacket. Ripped jeans or showing too much skin with off-the-shoulder tops are all right; however, Budapest fashion sense is rather conservative for the most part.

Summer/Spring Attire
The average temperature in Budapest during the summer season is around 86 degrees but drops exceedingly at night. Consequently, dressing properly for protection against the daily temperature fluctuations is a must. Light short-sleeved attire with light outerwear is best. The summer season gets pretty hot and just like anywhere else with hot weather; loose clothing and light colors are terrific for deflecting heat. Tank tops, skirts, and shorts for both men and women, are acceptable. For men, going without a jacket and tie is fine. Slacks and no tie or shirt and tie with no jacket for walking around is common. Short-shorts with t-shirts are not au courant but not uncommon. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. In the old town, where many beautiful historic sites are located, the streets are cobbled and unsuitable for high-heels. Stylish flat shoes, brogues, deck shoes, or shoes with a small medium block heel will do.

Fall Attire
Autumn in Budapest is called ‘old woman's summer’ or ‘Indian summer’ due to the brief cool temperatures that linger for weeks at a time. Temperatures remain high until the end of October alternating between 60 and 68 degrees. In November, the temperature starts to drop with plenty of rain and sometimes snow. Layering is practical during the fall season as days are warm and nights are cool. Loose tops, short sleeved t-shirts, jeans, leggings, and a blazer or jean jacket will fit right in. Also rain gear and rain boots are frequently worn.

Winter Attire
Temperatures regularly dip below freezing hovering around 37 to 39 degrees. Daylight hours are short with less than 1.5 hours of sunshine each day. A warm wool or fleece/polyester coat will keep you comfortable. Jeans or wool pants, long sleeved tops or thick tights with dresses/skirts are accepted attire.

As a rule:

  • May, June, and November are extremely wet, so a light raincoat will come in handy.
  • December, January, and February are a bit frigid so layer up with a coat, gloves, hat and scarf, and a pair of fleece lined boots for extra warmth.
  • It gets dry and cold so be sure to keep your skin moisturized and use sunscreen in summer.

Monthly Clothes Forecast

Monthly clothes forecast in Budapest is described about appropriate clothes according to average high/low temperature for each month and is as follows.

monthClothes Forecast
Jan
Feb
A coat or down jacket, gloves, a warm hat and so on. It is cold, so keep warm enough.
MarSometimes a jacket will be comfortable. Sometimes it is cold enough to wear a coat, gloves, warm hat.
AprA long-sleeved shirt, and a cardigan or sweater will be comfortable. Sometimes light winter clothes are necessary.
MaySometimes a T-shirt, short-sleeved shirt. But sometimes a long-sleeved shirt, light cardigan, sweater are necessary.
Jun
Jul
Aug
A T-shirt and a short-sleeved shirt. Sometimes a long-sleeved shirt is necessary.
SepSometimes a T-shirt, short-sleeved shirt. But sometimes a long-sleeved shirt, light cardigan, sweater are necessary.
OctA long-sleeved shirt, and a cardigan or sweater will be comfortable. Sometimes light winter clothes are necessary.
NovSometimes a jacket will be comfortable. Sometimes it is cold enough to wear a coat, gloves, warm hat.
DecA coat or down jacket, gloves, a warm hat and so on. It is cold, so keep warm enough.

Monthly average temperature in Budapest

Low : Average low temperature, High : Average high temperature

Other Information

Budapest Fashion Customs

There is a difference between the older and younger generation in dress style. The former prefers a more conservative classic dress sense with three-piece suits while the younger set prefers a more western dress appearance. You'll fit right in whether you prefer a more traditional style of dress or a more laid-back approach with jeans and t-shirts. In rural areas clothing is more historic with women wearing scarves known as peasant-babushkas and floppy brimmed hats are worn by men. Of course, there's no reason for you to dress in traditional Hungarian clothing unless you want to!

There are some things to avoid if possible. Though the dress style in Budapest has become more modern and westernized, avoid wearing clothing that draws too much attention like neon colors or ripped jeans that look like they're held together by a few threads! Another thing, tattoos are not widely accepted in Budapest. A huge tattoo on your arm of Lady Gaga will probably get you a lot of stares! Whether the stares are out of curiosity or disapproval is up for debate.

Budapest has a typical European style of dress so casual or smart-casual attire is favored. A swimsuit/trunks and flip-flops are a practical addition to your closet for visiting the famous thermal baths.

(Please as a reference only, because the temperature varies depending on the day.)

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