The weather in Hungary will turn from late autumn to cold winter from Sunday, based on the latest forecast of the Hungarian Meteorological Services.
Currently, a Mediterranean cyclone is ruling over Hungary, making the weather wet with a lot of rain. However, the situation will change significantly from this Saturday night and Sunday morning. Winter cold is to arrive everywhere in the country regardless of how many metres it is above sea level.
Based on a forecast from the Hungarian Meteorological Services, a cyclone coming on Saturday evening will “drag down” the cold, arctic air masses northwest of Hungary. That air will occupy the Carpathian Basin in just a couple of hours.
As a result, the rains caused by the Mediterranean effect are expected to transform into heavy snowing in huge territories from Sunday morning. However, the precipitation will decrease gradually as the Mediterranean cyclone leaves Hungary. Therefore, the territory snow may cover in Hungary significantly varies in the different models. It depends on how long cold air and precipitation will overlap. That also means the snow will not remain for long on Sunday in most places. But there is a chance that white will cover everything when people wake up in many places in Hungary on Sunday morning.
Cold air will arrive with strong and stormy winds. Thus, snowdrifts may occur in several places.
Furthermore, the Arctic air will bring frosty nights. Moreover, the temperature will not rise above 0 °C during the days. It will be cold, so you should wear your coat, scarf and hat, provided you plan or need to go outside.
From the middle of next week, the uncertainty of the forecasts increase. But meteorologists do not expect the weather to become milder. However, the possibility of precipitation will surge.