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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Sydney, Australia. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Sydney weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Sydney are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Sydney January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 124mm 7.7hrs 15.1hrs 24°C

The climate in Sydney during January can be summarized as warm and wet.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sydney.

January is in the summer in Sydney and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Sydney with around 124mm 4.9 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Sydney February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
24°C 142mm 7.4hrs 14.2hrs 24°C

February in Sydney is generally wet with the temperature being warm.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sydney.

February is in the summer in Sydney and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (79°F), whilst at night 19°C (66°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Sydney with around 142mm 5.6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in February »

March

Sydney March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 153mm 7hrs 13.2hrs 24°C

The weather in March in Sydney is characteristically warm and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sydney for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the fall / autumn in Sydney and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 25°C (77°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Sydney with around 153mm 6 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in March »

April

Sydney April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 118mm 6.9hrs 12.1hrs 23°C

Sydney's weather in April is typically warm and damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sydney.

April is in the fall / autumn in Sydney and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 23°C (74°F), whilst at night 15°C (59°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Sydney with around 118mm 4.7 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in April »

May

Sydney May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 108mm 6.3hrs 11.3hrs 22°C

May is a damp month in Sydney and the temperature is generally mild.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sydney for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

May is in the fall / autumn in Sydney and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (68°F), whilst at night 12°C (53°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Sydney with around 108mm 4.3 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Sydney June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 151mm 6.3hrs 15.1hrs 20°C

Mild and wet weather often prevails in Sydney during the month of June

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Sydney for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

June is in the winter in Sydney and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Sydney with around 151mm 5.9 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in June »

July

Sydney July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
15°C 77mm 7.1hrs 14.2hrs 19°C

July in Sydney is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sydney.

July is in the winter in Sydney and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (63°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 77mm 3 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 8 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in July »

August

Sydney August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
16°C 96mm 7.8hrs 13.2hrs 19°C

The weather in August in Sydney is characteristically mild and a little damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of reasonably acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sydney.

August is in the winter in Sydney and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 18°C (65°F), whilst at night 9°C (48°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 96mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in August »

September

Sydney September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
18°C 62mm 7.9hrs 12.1hrs 19°C

Sydney's weather in September is typically mild and reasonably dry in nature.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Sydney, with some extremely good weather at this time of year.

September is in the spring in Sydney and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 20°C (69°F), whilst at night 11°C (52°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 62mm 2.4 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in September »

October

Sydney October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
20°C 91mm 7.9hrs 11.3hrs 20°C

October is a a little damp month in Sydney and the temperature is generally warm.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Sydney, with some particularly good weather at this time of year.

October is in the spring in Sydney and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 14°C (57°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 91mm 3.6 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in October »

November

Sydney November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
21°C 102mm 8.2hrs 15.1hrs 21°C

November is a damp month in Sydney and the temperature is generally warm.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of pretty acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Sydney.

November is in the spring in Sydney and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 24°C (75°F), whilst at night 16°C (60°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 102mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in November »

December

Sydney December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length Sea temp
23°C 86mm 8.3hrs 14.2hrs 22°C

December in Sydney is generally a little damp with the temperature being warm.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Sydney, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

December is in the summer in Sydney and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a comfortable 26°C (78°F), whilst at night 18°C (64°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 86mm 3.4 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in December »

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Hottest month: February 26°C 78.8°F
Driest month: September 62mm 2.4ins
Sunniest month: August 7.8hrs
Coldest month: July 16.9°C 62.4°F
Wettest month: March 153mm 6ins
Warmest sea: February 24.2°C 75.6°F
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