Today, the UV index suggests low sun danger (0-2) in Budapest, reaching up to 1.1. Remember sunglasses and SPF 30+ on sunny days, and be cautious around reflective surfaces like sand, water, and snow for increased UV exposure.
Read more here about the climate and sun exposure in and around Budapest.
The UV index in Budapest can vary throughout the year, with the highest values occurring during the summer months. On average, the UV index ranges from 3 (moderate) to 8 (very high). It is important to protect your skin during peak hours (11 am - 3 pm) and use sunscreen with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) to guard against harmful UV rays.
Budapest experiences four distinct seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Spring (March to May) is typically mild, with temperatures ranging from 10 °C (50 °F) to 20 °C (68 °F). Summer (June to August) is warm and sunny, with temperatures averaging around 25 °C (77 °F), but occasionally soaring above 30 °C (86 °F). Autumn (September to November) brings cooler weather, with temperatures dropping to 10 °C (50 °F) or below. Finally, winter (December to February) is cold, with temperatures ranging from -5 °C (23 °F) to 5 °C (41 °F), and occasional snowfall.
Compared to other cities in the region, Budapest enjoys a good amount of sunshine. With about 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, it receives more sun exposure than cities like Vienna and Prague. However, it is still essential to take proper precautions to protect against UV radiation, especially during the summer. Wearing sun hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen can help minimize the risk of sunburn and other harmful effects caused by excessive sun exposure.
The chart above displays the Shortwave Radiation Sum (MJ/m²) for each day of the last year in Budapest. It's designed to provide you with a better understanding of the yearly weather and sun exposure.