winter weather Budapest

It seems like the gloomy period has not come to an end; the Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ) issued the first-degree alert for most of the country due to the high probability of sleety weather conditions. We have to wait a bit more for spring to arrive…

The police definitely had a busy weekend: they were alerted several times due to accidents caused by the crazy weather. And it seems like we have to face a new challenge in these upcoming days: sleet.

According to, OMSZ’s warning concerns Budapest and the following counties: Pest, Baranya, Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Fejér, Győr-Moson-Sopron, Heves, Komárom-Esztergom, Nógrád, Somogy, Tolna, Vas, Veszprém and Zala.

After Tuesday dawn, we can expect rain, sleet and ice storms in waves. Precipitation will move from the southwest to the northeast in the morning and will probably affect the whole country. The northwest and upland regions will be characterised by sleet storms which might start out as regular snow. Then, by the afternoon, the most extensive precipitation zone will move in a northeast direction.

Based on the forecast, the lowest temperature will fluctuate between +2 and -2° Celsius, while the highest temperature will reach 6° Celsius at maximum (it could rise to 7-8° in the Great Hungarian Plain).

Regarding Wednesday, the sky will be cloudy for the most part.

Rainy hours can also be expected, but the cloudage will start loosening in the afternoon. The lowest temperature will fall between -2 and +3° Celsius, while the highest will be somewhere between 4 and 10° Celsius.

Featured image: Krisztián Bódis / Budapest Images


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