Weather

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Sydney is blessed with a temperate climate with warm summers and mild winters, and rainfall spread throughout the year. Sydney’s climate is largely dictated by its coastal position and the temperate seas that surround it.

 

Take advantage of the beautiful warm weather in Summer by relaxing on the beach front or simply enjoy a cold winter night all rugged up with the family. We understand that many tourists don’t understand the weather patterns on Sydney, so we have provided information on each weather season.

 

1

 Summer

Summer is peak-season in Australia, enjoyed from December  to February. These are the months when the sun is high in the sky and the wonderful Sydney beaches are filled with sun, surf and sand lovers. Theatre, street performances, art exhibitions and festivals beam and the fun never ends. The temperature averages from around 19 degrees Celsius at night to 26 degrees Celsius during the day, so expect warm to hot weather conditions and protect yourself with a hat and sun cream. Brief storms with heavy rainfall are not infrequent.

 

December to February

Sydney SummerSydney Summer BeachSydney Summer Fun

2

  Autumn

Starting on March and ending in May, Autumn in Sydney is a bounty of beauty. Temperatures drop, russets, golds, scarlet’s, crimsons and purples fill the trees, and clear blue skies cover the city. Autumn is a fantastic time to explore Sydney and Australia with pleasant temperatures ranging from 15 degrees Celsius to 22 degrees Celsius. Autumn on average is the wettest time of the year in Sydney.

 

March to May

Sydney AutumnSydney Autumn HarbourSydney Autumn Fun

3

  Winter

Expect generally cool conditions in Sydney between June and August. Winter is Sydney’s off-season, with temperatures ranging on average from 8 degrees Celsius at night to 16 degrees Celsius in the daytime, it is a less popular time for tourists. The inland suburbs can experience colder temperatures to those coastal and central city suburbs. Winter is the driest time of the year in Sydney, although downpours are still possible.

 

June to August

Sydney WinterSydney Winter FestivalSydney Winter Night

4

  Spring

Daytime highs rise into the 20s and nights warm up to above the mid-teens for the entire season of Spring in Sydney. Australia enjoys glorious spring from September through to November. This is a great time to get out and explore the wonders Sydney holds as the rebirth, renewal and regrowth of colourful garden flowers bloom, deciduous magnolias, cherries and quince flourish, amazing smell fill nostrils and animals become active again.

 

September to November

Sydney SpringSydney Spring Botanic GardensSydney Spring Bike Riding