The Hungarian Guide - Investing and retiring in Hungary

  • A stunning capital with unique setting A stunning capital with unique setting
  • walking and birdwatching paradise walking and birdwatching paradise
  • undisturbed nature rich in rare species undisturbed nature rich in rare species
  • enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track enjoy the 144 mile lakeside cycle track
  • Teeming with History Teeming with History
  • over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes over 300 Thermal Health Spas and warm lakes
  • picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb picturesque lakes with Carp weighing over 100 lb
  • Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit Feast on delicious sunripened local fruit
  • Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer Lake Balaton gets as warm as the Caribbean in the summer
  • Tranquil Lake Balaton Tranquil Lake Balaton
  • Lush rolling hills of western Hungary Lush rolling hills of western Hungary
  • buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000.. buy a thatched cottage for under £30 000..
  • horsemen and nature lovers paradise horsemen and nature lovers paradise
  • Europe's second largest freshwater lake Europe's second largest freshwater lake
  • A paradise for watersport enthusiasts A paradise for watersport enthusiasts
  • Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature Tihany peninsula- a pearl of history and nature

Climate in Hungary

Lake Balaton

Hungary is around 28 degrees in summer. Lake Balaton’s water at 27 degrees is comparable with the Carribean in summer. However, because Hungary is land locked there is little of the humidity that plagues tropical locations or the oppressive dry summer heat of the Mediterranean. Hungary is, on average, around 4 degrees cooler than the UK in winter, with a crisper, brighter and dryer  feel, so there is just some light snow without the freezing slush or the damp cold us Brits are used to every winter. In Autumn and Spring the temperature is in the low 20′s and without a coastline the area receives less rainfall and high winds that characterise our island. Over a complete year, on average Hungary experiences twice the sunshine and half the rainfall of the UK.

Below is a temperature and sunshine chart which compares Budapest with Birmingham ( UK ) and Seville in southern Spain. 

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