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Old Mar 7th 2016, 4:56 am
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what is the average winter like in Hungary?
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Old Mar 7th 2016, 5:16 am
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We were there last week and had some rain and some sun and temps of about 8 degrees. I've not been there in the winter but my (Hungarian)wife says it goes to approx -10 in the winter and up to about 40 degrees in the summer.
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This has been a very mild winter but usually temperatures are a bit lower than in UK with more chance of heavy snow. Humidity tends to be lower than in UK so the coldest days don't feel as cold. I have seen the Balaton frozen round its banks but it didn't feel cold enough to be frozen.
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It varies much more than at the coast this is really continental climate ...
We've had minus 25 (Celsius) in some years for days - but this winter was really warm with just a little bit of snow.

The main problem this winter was (not for us as pensioners but for people who had to get to work):

Rain on frozen ground which produced "black ice" - only the main roads could be cleared quickly, every one on a minor road else had to wait, it was so slippery ...
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Old Mar 9th 2016, 7:13 pm
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The last two years have been mild with minimal snow, only one or two days worth. the year before had significantly more snow.

For me the major difference is that my part of Hungary never seems to suffer high wind speed, which means even in minus temperature the wind chill factor is negligible, of course in the high summer heat a little more breeze would be welcome, it's swings and round-abouts.
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Yes, I moved from a very windy part of UK, the Moray Firth coast. I have often thought if you uprooted most Hungarian houses and transplanted them in Moray / Aberdeenshire they would have no roof tiles left after the first few good gales!
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Of interest or now as to whether you have an average winter or not .... winter tyres are compulsory and also I believe you have to carry snow chains!

Mind you I have never seen any in any of my in-laws cars!
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Re snow chains:
It happened once to a friend of mine at the Austrian-Hungarian border that they did not let him in because in the HU-A-Slovenia triangle there was a lot of snow on the road. Even though there are "snow fences" around sometimes more than half a meter gets blown onto the road by the strong winds in Zala county.

It also happens regularly in winter that the main road 86 that leads south from K├Ârmend to Slovenia is closed for lorrys/trucks ...
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I live in a remote village in North Eastern Hungary and although the road leads to nowhere in the 8 years I've lived here, we've never been snowed in despite having anything up to a metre of snow.

The worst winter if I remember rightly was 2010,but the snow ploughs cleared our one and only road several times a day and during the night. The village is 20 kms from the nearest town and 12 kms along narrow country lanes to the nearest shop and main highway.

I was very impressed because the post van, dust cart and mobile grocery van all carried on as normal and the only problem I had was because the snow was so deep on my driveway I couldn't get my car onto the road.

We do have our own Mini taxi and driver, who's job it is to ferry the inhabitants around for which I was grateful as I was able to give him a list of anything I needed from the shops which we're delivered to my door a few hours later!
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