Weather Overview

Sydney's weather is a great representation of the prominent Australian weather, mostly hot and sunny with a mild winter. Sydney's summer months being from November to February and the winter months from June to August, the warmest month is January and the coolest is July. Rainfall is fairly even throughout the year with an average of moderate to low variability.
Sydney offers comfortable weather year round with plenty of things to do and see in any season.

Summer in Sydney
Sydney’s summer months are perfect for a day at the beach. The sun in Australia can be very strong with high UV rays, so don't forget your sunscreen and sunglasses. The summer is a perfect time to practise any kind of water activities, from surfing to sailing or just swimming at one of Sydney's ocean pools. If you don't want to be in the water, a coastal walk or a picnic in the park are also great things to do in summer time.

Autumn in Sydney
The warm autumn months in Australia make it great for travelling in Sydney as the beaches can still be enjoyed. Tourism in Sydney is excellent at this time as the yearly Sydney events including Sydney’s Easter Show, St Patrick’s Day, Anzac Day and the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras takes place.

Winter in Sydney
The weather in Sydney during winter time is mild and the temperatures still make touring in Sydney pleasant. Depending on where you come from you will have more or less tolerance to the cold but you won't need to bring thick winter jackets, that's for sure! Favourite spots to visit around Sydney during the winter include the Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley and the Southern Highlands.

Spring in Sydney
Sydney's spring is a great season for travelling as the warm weather and fresh air allows for many new and exciting experiences. Sydney's walking tours are enjoyable in the spring weather when everything is usually green and lush again. Sydney day trips are highly recommended to see the city's most famous icons and neighbourhoods.


Average temperatures, rainfall and rain days in Sydney

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C) 24.7 25.2 24.2 21.8 19.1 16.6 15.9 17.7 20.1 22.5 23.9 25.4
Min (°C) 18.6 18.7 17.2 14.8 11.1 9.4 7.9 9.0 11.1 13.8 15.3 17.7
Rain Days 11 12 13 11 11 12 10 10 12 12 11 12
Rainfall (mm) 90.2 110.5 124.7 116.3 102 123.2 92.7 71.9 57.8 62 74.5 66.1

Convert Temperature to and from Celsius, Fahrenheit

Celsius: 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36
Fahrenheit: 0 36 39 43 46 50 54 57 61 64 68 72 75 79 82 86 90 93 97