When is the best time to go to Sydney

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Sydney, Canada. 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
-1°C 151mm 3.2hrs 10.2hrs

Cold and wet weather often prevails in Sydney during the month of January

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.

January is in the winter in Sydney and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -1°C (30°F), whilst at night -9°C (15°F) is normal.

On average January is the 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 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.2 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in January »

February

Sydney February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
-2°C 118mm 4.3hrs 11.4hrs

February in Sydney is generally damp with the temperature being cold.

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

February is in the winter in Sydney and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -2°C (29°F), whilst at night -11°C (13°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Sydney with around 118mm 4.6 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 4.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in February »

March

Sydney March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 127mm 4.6hrs 12.8hrs

The weather in March in Sydney is characteristically cold 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 not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Sydney and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 1°C (34°F), whilst at night -7°C (20°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Sydney with around 127mm 5 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 4.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in March »

April

Sydney April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
5°C 130mm 5.1hrs 14.6hrs

Sydney's weather in April is typically cool and wet in nature.

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.

April is in the spring in Sydney and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 6°C (43°F), whilst at night -2°C (29°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Sydney with around 130mm 5.1 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 5.1 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in April »

May

Sydney May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 102mm 6.8hrs 16.1hrs

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

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.

May is in the spring in Sydney and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 12°C (54°F), whilst at night 3°C (37°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest 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 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.8 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in May »

June

Sydney June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 105mm 8hrs 10.2hrs

The climate in Sydney during June can be summarized as mild and damp.

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

June is in the summer in Sydney and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 18°C (64°F), whilst at night 8°C (46°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Sydney with around 105mm 4.1 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 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in June »

July

Sydney July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 89mm 8.3hrs 11.4hrs

July in Sydney is generally a little damp with the temperature being mild.

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

July is in the summer in Sydney and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 12°C (54°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 89mm 3.5 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 8.3 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in July »

August

Sydney August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
20°C 106mm 7.9hrs 12.8hrs

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

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

August is in the summer in Sydney and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around 22°C (72°F), whilst at night 13°C (55°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 106mm 4.2 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 7.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in August »

September

Sydney September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
16°C 109mm 5.9hrs 14.6hrs

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

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.

September is in the fall / autumn in Sydney and is typically the 4th 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 September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 109mm 4.3 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 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in September »

October

Sydney October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
11°C 144mm 4.6hrs 16.1hrs

October is a wet month in Sydney and the temperature is generally cool.

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.

October is in the fall / autumn in Sydney and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 4°C (40°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 144mm 5.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in October »

November

Sydney November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
6°C 161mm 2.9hrs 10.2hrs

The climate in Sydney during November can be summarized as cool 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 relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Sydney and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 7°C (45°F), whilst at night 0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 161mm 6.3 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.9 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in November »

December

Sydney December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 170mm 2.4hrs 11.4hrs

December in Sydney is generally wet with the temperature being cold.

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

December is in the winter in Sydney and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (35°F), whilst at night -6°C (22°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Sydney with around 170mm 6.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.4 hours of sunshine per day.

Sydney weather in December »

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Sydney weather stats

Sydney weather statistics
Hottest month: August 22°C 71.6°F
Driest month: July 89mm 3.5ins
Sunniest month: August 7.9hrs
Coldest month: February -2.1°C 28.2°F
Wettest month: December 170mm 6.7ins
Warmest sea: August 17.7°C 63.9°F
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