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Sydney, New South Wales Climate & Temperature

  • 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 average 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.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Sydney, New South Wales you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Santa Maria, Portugal where you would find a Mediterranean climate.

Climate Variable 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 10h 07' 10h 54' 11h 56' 13h 01' 13h 55' 14h 21' 14h 07' 13h 22' 12h 22' 11h 17' 10h 23' 9h 55'   12h 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)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 35.6 44 55.3 66.5 75.6 79.6 75.9 66.6 56 44.4 36 32.7   55.7

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