Sydney Weather & Climate

Sydney enjoys a temperate climate with warm weather in summer and mild winters. The city itself averages 340 sunny days each year. The Western Suburbs of Sydney are generally warmer during the day and cooler at night due to their position further away from the coast.

From December to February, summer offers some of the best weather suited to the beach and outdoor lifestyle of Sydney. Temperatures average about 26 degrees Celsius but can sometimes get hotter, up 40 degrees Celsius. The humid conditions of a Sydney summer is buffered by dry winds and cold fronts from the south. These sometimes cause storms which pass quickly but help to cool temperatures down in the evening.

Autumn falls from March to May and still enjoys warm weather but with more mild nights. Days are still generally good for outdoor activities like going to the beach but the change in weather means temperatures drop and visitors may wish to spend their time visiting attractions and riding the ferry on the harbour without the crowds summer brings.

June to August sees winter bring cooler weather however temperatures don't drop too dramatically. Ranging from 10 degrees Celsius to an average maximum of 17 degrees Celsius, the winter weather is still quite pleasant although can sometimes attraction low pressure systems offshore bringing with it a few rainy weeks.

Spring is from September to November and offers lovely weather for exploring the city or the outdoors. The weather is warm and sunny without being too hot and the beaches are patrolled from October. Enjoy some of Sydney's wonderful outdoor attractions and visit the beach before the crowds return in November.

Known as the El Nino - Southern Oscillation (ENSO), this global ocean-atmosphere phenomenon occurs when it meets with a La Nina weather pattern and, combined with East Coast low pressure systems, causes hail storms and flash flooding in Sydney. Despite causing widespread damage, these major events only cycle through every three to eight years.

The below rainfall table demonstrates the well spread nature of most of Sydney's annual rainfall. While the easterly winds dominate the beginning of the year causing higher rainfall, by the middle of the year the average continues to drop.

Current Sydney Weather

Clear
14°
clear sky

Sydney Weather Forecast

Wednesday

1am
Clouds
17°
4am
Clouds
17°
7am
Clouds
19°
10am
Clouds
23°
1pm
Clouds
25°
4pm
Clouds
24°
7pm
Clouds
21°
10pm
Rain
18°

Thursday

1am
Clouds
17°
4am
Rain
16°
7am
Rain
17°
10am
Rain
19°
1pm
Rain
19°
4pm
Rain
18°
7pm
Rain
15°
10pm
Rain
15°

Friday

1am
Rain
15°
4am
Rain
15°
7am
Clouds
16°
10am
Clouds
18°
1pm
Clear
20°
4pm
Clear
20°
7pm
Clear
17°
10pm
Clear
16°

Saturday

1am
Clear
15°
4am
Clear
14°
7am
Clouds
16°
10am
Clouds
21°
1pm
Clouds
23°
4pm
Clouds
23°
7pm
Rain
18°
10pm
Clouds
18°

Sydney Annual Average Climate

Averages Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rainfall (mm) 100 110 130 100 90 130 60 80 50 70 80 70
Temp (°C) 22 22 21 18 15 12 11 12 15 17 19 21
Min Temp (°C) 18 18 17 13 10 8 6 7 10 12 15 17
Max Temp (°C) 26 26 25 22 20 17 16 17 20 22 23 25

Sydney Annual Average Temperature Graph (°C)

Sydney Annual Average Rainfall Graph (mm)