Based on a number of different criteria, Uswitch.com has ranked Budapest #9 in terms of unpredictability out of all the capitals of the continent in a four-way tie with Luxembourg, Belgrade, and Skopje.
Most people are no stranger to weather which takes an unfortunate turn when it really should not. Apparently, you are more likely to experience that in Budapest than many other capital cities in Europe. While perhaps the ninth spot is not terribly high, that is likely for the better, hvg.hu reported.
Uswitch used a number of different statistics to come up with an aggregate score for each of the capital cities on their list of 35 different capitals where they had enough data to go by. They accounted for cloud cover, frost, precipitation (as well as the frequency of wet days), along with the daily mean temperature and the duration of sunshine, and then they rated the cities on a scale of 0-100, uswitch.com says.
Budapest, Hungary, along with the three other aforementioned cities, received 55 points and took the ninth place for the most unpredictable frosty days.
The “winner” of the list is Tallinn, Estonia, scoring 69 points on the scale. This is only one point ahead of Riga, Latvia, which itself only beats Finland’s Helsinki by one. In case you are wondering, the last spot is taken up by Valletta, Malta: it got as low as only 10 points.
Source: uswitch.com, hvg.hu