Budapest winter

We can try and look the other way, but winter has come. Many parts of the country experienced the first snow of the season on Monday, 19 November. It did not come as a surprise, weather forecasts have been anticipating it for quite some time.

As the temperature started to decrease 2 weeks ago, it became more and more inevitable that it will eventually reach 0 degrees Celsius. Due to the drop in temperature paired with some nimbuses in the sky, the white blessing started pouring down on us on Monday. It does not matter if you love or if you hate it, winter is here, and it is snowy.

Photo: MTI/Mohai Balázs

As one might suspect, people living near the mountain ranges, especially in

the Western and Northern-Western parts of Hungary, can expect the highest amount of snow,

Helló Vidék reports. These places include for example; Alpokalja and the Kőszegi Mountains (5 cm).

According to the current weather forecasts, it is likely to continue snowing in the Western parts of the country. 10 cm of snow is expected in the Kőszeg Mountains within the next couple of days.

Winter has come a little bit closer to Budapest as well. The forest around Normafa is now dressed all in white too.

Photo: MTI/Mohai Balázs
Photo: MTI/Mohai Balázs

Unfortunately, the amount of snow that has fallen is not enough to enjoy any of our favourite winter sports like skiing, sleighing or snowball fighting, but it is pretty nice.

Photo: MTI/Mohai Balázs

This is the ideal weather for covering ourselves with a warm blanket, holding a cup of hot cocoa in our hands, and getting ourselves excited about the new season and all the wonderful things it brings.

Cosy urban hideouts for chilly weather in Budapest

Pest county is not the only one that looks beautiful in white. Look at these photos that were taken in Zala county:

Photo: MTI/Varga György
Photo: MTI/Varga György
Photo: MTI/Varga György

Take a peek at Kékestető, it looks like a postcard:

Photo: MTI/Komka Péter

Helló Vidék collected a bunch of beautiful photos from Instagram about the snow-covered-Hungary. Check out how our small but beloved country looks like in all of its winter glory.

In order to see other breath-taking photos of how beautiful winter can be, check out our previous article about Transylvania during winter time:

Winter wonderland in Transylvania – Photo gallery

Featured image:óPhotography (from last year)

Source:; Instagram; MTI

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