Budapest has a humid continental climate. It means that summers here are very hot and quite dry. Budapest gets as much sun as Mediterranean countries. The sunniest month is July. The hottest month is August with the temperature reaching 30-40 °C.
Exhausting heat waves interchange with short cooler and rainy periods brought by cold fronts. Summer is generally a dry period in Budapest. Heavy showers and thunderstorms occur in late May and June. June is the wettest month of the summer with 70 mm of rainfall. Thunderstorms, strong winds and torrential rainfall, are the main weather extremes during summer in Budapest.