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Climate in Northern Hungary

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures


All climatic diagrams on this site result from the collected data from 6 measuring stations in Northern Hungary.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.


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Northern Hungary is one of the coldest regions in Hungary with an average daily high temperature of only 16 degrees centigrade. The climate is very changeable and offers varied seasons with deep winters and warm summers. It rarely gets really warm here and you can safely leave your swimwear at home. Due to the warmer temperatures the best time for traveling is from May to September. Nearly unattractive for tourists are the cold months from November to March.
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Hours of sunshine per daySunshine hours per day in Northern Hungary
The number of hours of sunshine refers to the time when the sun is actually visible. That is, without any obstruction of visibility by clouds, fog or mountains. With 10 hours per day, July is the sunniest month in country part Northern Hungary. In December the sun shines the shortest.
Rainy days per monthRainy days per month in Northern Hungary
A rainy day is a day on which at least an amount of 0.1 mm precipitation (=0.1 liter) per square meter falls. This can be rain, snow, hail or even dew. So it does not have to rain the whole day. With 10 rainy days, May offers the most number of rainy days, and in September the least.
Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Northern Hungary
The amount of precipitation is measured in millimeters per square meter. Thus, at 2 mm/day, 2 liters of water fall on one square meter within 24 hours. With only 1.1 mm, the least rain falls in March. June, on the other hand, has the most rain.
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Northern Hungary
Warm air can absorb more moisture than cold air. The relative humidity indicates how much moisture of the physically possible is actually contained in the air. At high humidity, the person feels uncomfortable and perceives this as oppressive. In general, a relative humidity of 40-60% gives as pleasant. With only 69% humidity on average, it is quite dry in April. The highest value of 88% is experienced here in December.
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Northern Hungary
In warm months, there is also a higher absolute humidity almost everywhere. At a temperature of 25°C, air can absorb up to 23 grams of water per cubic meter. At 20°C, it is only 17.3 grams. A relative humidity of 40% at 25°C thus corresponds to an absolute humidity of 9.2 grams of water. From a proportion of approx. 13.5 grams, humans perceive the air as muggy. This limit is only reached in a few months in Northern Hungary, although these are always average values.
Humidex in °CHumidex in Northern Hungary
The "Humidex" (humidity index) is an index of well-being in warmer areas, calculated from the air temperature, relative humidity and dew point. The index corresponds approximately to the temperature felt. At high temperatures, the body transports heat away by sweating. At high humidity the ambient air can only absorb a small amount of sweat and thus one feels uncomfortable. An index of 20-29 is considered comfortable. Up to 39, people perceive the air as slightly uncomfortable, and above 40, as very uncomfortable. Values above 45 are dangerous in the long run and often lead to heat stroke.
Map of Northern Hungary

Most important cities in the country part »Northern Hungary«

The country part has a west-east extension of about 220 km and over 110 km from north to south.

CityPopulationGeo-Position
Miskolc156,41348° 6' 0"N20° 46' 60"E
Parádsasvár76,00047° 54' 45"N19° 58' 38"E
Eger56,64747° 54' 10"N20° 22' 24"E
Salgótarján39,64048° 5' 55"N19° 48' 11"E
Ózd38,47648° 13' 0"N20° 18' 0"E
Gyöngyös32,93847° 46' 57"N19° 55' 41"E
Kazincbarcika32,39648° 15' 0"N20° 37' 60"E
Hatvan22,71047° 40' 0"N19° 40' 60"E
Sátoraljaújhely18,05248° 23' 42"N21° 39' 31"E
Mezokovesd17,70147° 49' 0"N20° 34' 60"E
Balassagyarmat17,54148° 4' 23"N19° 17' 46"E
Tiszaújváros17,29547° 55' 60"N21° 4' 60"E
Sárospatak14,47848° 19' 28"N21° 34' 26"E
Bátonyterenye14,21447° 58' 11"N19° 50' 27"E
Sajószentpéter13,12548° 13' 0"N20° 43' 0"E
Heves11,31147° 36' 0"N20° 16' 60"E
Edelény11,03748° 17' 60"N20° 43' 60"E
Pásztó10,11947° 55' 13"N19° 41' 54"E
Szerencs10,04648° 9' 36"N21° 12' 35"E
Füzesabony8,18247° 45' 0"N20° 25' 0"E
Putnok7,50148° 17' 60"N20° 25' 60"E
Felsozsolca7,04048° 6' 0"N20° 52' 0"E
Encs6,88648° 19' 60"N21° 7' 60"E
Mezocsat6,51947° 49' 0"N20° 55' 0"E
Szécsény6,44648° 4' 50"N19° 31' 13"E
Lorinci6,08947° 43' 59"N19° 40' 43"E
Alsózsolca6,04448° 4' 11"N20° 52' 50"E
Szikszó5,96348° 12' 0"N20° 55' 60"E
Tiszalúc5,55148° 2' 16"N21° 4' 21"E
Emod5,38247° 55' 60"N20° 49' 0"E


Data basis: German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. Data on cities and inhabitants: geonames.org, United Nations Statistics Division and own research.
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