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Sydney Weather & Climate

Current Sydney Weather

Sydney Weather Forecast

www.weather.com.au

Historical Rainfall & Temperature Averages

  • Average temperatures are in Celcius.
  • Rainfall amounts are in millimetres. 25 millimeters is approximately equal to 1 inch. A rainy day is counted if rainfall exceeds 0.2mm.
Celcius to Fahrenheit Conversion
C 10° 15° 20° 25° 30° 35° 40° 45° 50° 55°
F 32° 41° 50° 59° 68° 77° 86° 95° 104° 113° 122° 131°
Historical Rainfall & Temperature Averages
Season Summer Autumn Winter Spring  
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sydney Climate : Recorded at Observatory Hill 1859 - 2008
Mean Maximum Temperature 26° 26° 25° 22° 19° 17° 16° 18° 20° 22° 24° 25°
Mean Minimum Temperature 19° 19° 18° 15° 12° 11° 14° 16° 18°
Mean Clear Sunny Days 7 5 7 9 9 9 12 13 11 8 6 7
Mean Rainfall 103 118 130 126 122 131 98 82 69 77 84 78
Mean Rainy Days 9 9 10 9 9 9 8 7 7 8 8 8

Sydney has a pleasantly mild climate. Temperatures are generally in the mid 20's with clear sunny days common for around a third of the year.

Summer is the most popular time to visit Sydney with temperatures ranging from 19 to 26 degrees Celsius (66 to 78 degrees Fahrenheit). You can get occasional hot days where the mercury can rise to over 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).

Winter temperatures range from an average of 8 to 18 degrees Celsius (45 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit) and while there are plenty of clear sunny days over the cooler months, there can also be a chilly westerly wind blowing down off the Great Dividing Range making it quite cold in exposed areas and in the shade.

Sydney Surf Report

Suitable Clothing, What to Wear

Lightweight clothing is generally suitable attire for Sydney's climate. It can be humid in the evenings over summer but you will definitely need a warm jacket or pullover in the evening. If you're planning on doing any bush walking through the National Parks, then a sturdy pair of comfortable hiking shoes are a must and if you're going to be spending a bit of time on the beach, then sun protective clothing, a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen will save you from getting too much sun - refer to the section about Sydney Sun and Beach Safety for more information.

More Sydney Weather Resources

For more information concerning Sydney weather, visit these web sites:

  • Weather.com.au - The weather feed above comes from weather.com.au. They offer current conditions, a 7 day long range forecast as well as radar.
  • The Bureau of Meteorology Weather Site - The most up to date and comprehensive weather site for Australia. Includes forecasts and comprehensive historical climate data.
  • Weather Zone - Provides forecasts for localised parts of Sydney. Includes a handy Sydney weather almanac and sun and moon times.

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