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Climate of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Average Weather

Sydney, New South Wales Climate Graph
  • Sydney, New South Wales, Australia is at 33°51'S, 151°12'E, 40 m (132 ft). See map.
  • Sydney, New South Wales has a humid subtropical climate that is mild with no dry season, constantly moist (year-round rainfall). Summers are hot and muggy with thunderstorms. Winters are mild with precipitation from mid-latitude cyclones. Seasonality is moderate. (Köppen-Geiger classification: Cfa).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Sydney, New South Wales is situated in or near the subtropical moist forest biome.
  • The mean annual temperature is 18.2 degrees Celsius (64.7 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 10 °C (18°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype barely hyperoceanic.
  • In the winter time records indicate temperatures by day reach 17.7°C (63.8°F) on average falling to 9.1°C (48.4°F) overnight.
  • In spring time temperatures climb reaching 22.1°C (71.8°F) generally in the afternoon with overnight lows of 13.9°C (57°F).
  • During summer average high temperatures are 25.9°C (78.6°F) and average low temperatures are 18.8°C (65.9°F).
  • Come autumn/ fall temperatures decrease achieving average highs of 22.9°C (73.2°F) during the day and lows of 15°C (59.1°F) generally shortly after sunrise.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 1302.1 mm (51.3 inches) which is equivalent to 1302.1 Litres/m² (31.94 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2426 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Sydney, New South Wales you would come out nearest to the climate station at Santa Maria, Portugal where you would find a Mediterranean climate.

Table

The climate table uses colour to represent the data so you can get a good idea about the climate at a glance. The colour also helps when comparing two or more locations that you can switch between in separate tabs in your browser. There are links along the side and top to the various sections where we are adding additional details including in the new discussion section where you can read and add posts about the various aspects!

Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 17 (63) 18 (65) 20 (69) 22 (72) 24 (75) 26 (78) 26 (79) 26 (79) 25 (77) 23 (74) 20 (69) 18 (64) 22 (72)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 13 (55) 14 (57) 16 (61) 18 (65) 20 (68) 22 (71) 23 (73) 23 (73) 22 (71) 19 (67) 16 (61) 14 (57) 18 (65)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 8 (47) 9 (49) 12 (53) 14 (57) 16 (61) 18 (65) 19 (66) 19 (67) 18 (64) 15 (59) 12 (54) 10 (49) 14 (58)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 56 (2) 99 (4) 65 (3) 88 (3) 116 (5) 85 (3) 131 (5) 126 (5) 164 (6) 133 (5) 101 (4) 140 (6) 1302 (51)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 12 (39%) 11 (35%) 11 (37%) 12 (39%) 12 (40%) 13 (42%) 13 (42%) 13 (46%) 14 (45%) 13 (43%) 14 (45%) 12 (40%)   150 (41%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 06:05 06:48 07:06 07:17 07:36 07:17 07:17 06:43 06:17 06:06 05:48 05:18   06:38
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 10:07 10:54 11:56 13:01 13:55 14:21 14:07 13:22 12:22 11:17 10:23 09:55   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 61 (39) 63 (37) 60 (40) 57 (43) 55 (45) 51 (49) 52 (48) 51 (49) 51 (49) 55 (45) 57 (43) 54 (46)   55 (45)

Climate of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Discussion

We are pleased to announce the release of the new discussion section. Here you will discover a wealth of knowledge about the various aspects of the local climate presented by our international community. We would like to invite you to help get discussion started by visiting those locations you are familiar with. Is there something noteworthy about the climate there that you can enlighten us about? Discussion is subdivided into specific topics such as the months of the year and aspects such as day length and temperature. When you have an idea of something fascinating to share please visit the specific page most fitting and add your post using the simple interface. No registration or third party network login is necessary.

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