Published: December 11 2023
After a record hot autumn in Hungary, the country is finally experiencing a winter wonderland as thick snow blankets most parts of the country. This December marks the first time in almost a decade that children can enjoy building snowmen and engaging in snowball fights across Hungary.
Snowfall in Hungary
Several areas in Hungary have seen significant snowfall, with places like Tardos and Hárskút recording a snow layer exceeding 30 cm. Dobogókő, the highest peak of Börzsöny Mountain, received almost half a meter of snow. Other areas such as Zirc, Kékestető (Hungary's highest peak), Romhány, and Királyrét also experienced substantial snowfall. The Hungarian Meteorological Services have shared a snow map of Hungary to visualize the snow depths across the country.
Expect cloudy, moist, and foggy weather in most parts of Hungary on Saturday. Snowfall can be expected in western Hungary, and the snow clouds will move to the north and northeast on Sunday. Next week is predicted to be slightly warmer than the current week.
Record Hot Autumn
The Hungarian Meteorological Services reported that this autumn was the hottest in Hungary since 1901. The national average temperature was 2.6 degrees above the 1991-2020 average. September was the hottest month, while October ranked as the third hottest. Additionally, Hungary experienced extreme weather events such as a tornado near Szentes in October and winds of 121 km/h in Balatonszemes due to a cold front.
Snowy Landscapes in Hungary
Various photos from different locations in Hungary showcase the picturesque snow-covered scenery. Normafa in Budapest, the ski arena in Eplény, Csobánka, and Nagykovácsi, a small village near Budapest, are just a few examples capturing the beauty of Hungary in its winter glory. Lake Balaton, although not covered in snow, offers a tranquil and serene view.
Questions & Answers
Was this the hottest autumn in Hungary since 1901? No, this autumn was the hottest since 1901 in Hungary according to the Hungarian Meteorological Services.
Did Hungary experience extreme cold at the end of November? Yes, extreme cold hit Hungary at the end of November.
When was the last time kids in Hungary were able to build snowmen and engage in snowball fights in most parts of the country? This December was the first time in almost a decade when kids in most parts of Hungary could build snowmen, snow castles, or engage in snowball fights.
How much snow fell in Tardos and Hárskút? The snow layer in Tardos and Hárskút exceeded 30 cm.
Which location in Hungary had almost half a meter of snow on its highest peak? Dobogókő, the highest peak of Börzsöny Mountain, had almost half a meter of snow.
Will there be snowfall in West Hungary? According to the forecasts, West Hungary will see snowfall.
Where else will snow clouds move in Hungary? On Sunday, snow clouds will move to the North and Northeast of Hungary.
Was this autumn record hot in Hungary? Yes, this autumn was record hot in Hungary, with the national average being 2.6 degrees above the 1991-2020 average.
Which month was the hottest in Hungary? September was the hottest month in Hungary during this autumn.
Which month was the third hottest in Hungary? October was the third hottest month in Hungary during this autumn.
Were there any weather extremities in Hungary recently? Yes, there was a tornado near Szentes in October and 121 km/h winds in Balatonszemes due to a cold front.
Are there any photos showing the snow-covered country in Hungary? Yes, additional photos from various places in Hungary showing the snow-covered country were shared.
Is there a ski arena in Eplény? Yes, there is a ski arena in Eplény, as shown in one of the photos.
Where is Csobánka located? Csobánka is located in Hungary.
Is Lake Balaton covered in snow? No, Lake Balaton did not see snow in the photos.