November is rainy, and winter is cold and often bleak.
Many sights reduce their hours sharply or close altogether.
Prices are rock-bottom.
Holidaymakers have gone home and prices drop.
Spring is glorious everywhere, though it can be pretty wet in May and early June.
Autumn is particularly special in the hills (eg Bükk and Mátra); festivals mark the szüret (grape harvest).
Summer is warm, sunny and unusually long.
Resorts at Lake Balaton and Mátra Hills book out; expect long queues at attractions and high prices everywhere.
Many cities grind to a halt in August – the 'cucumber-growing season', when nothing much else is happening.