The best times to visit Sydney for ideal weather are

February 12th to May 20th

or

August 20th to November 4th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.


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        Weather in Sydney

        Temperature

        Average temperatures in Sydney vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 66th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Sydney, the hottest months are January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late January where highs are regularly around 81°F (27.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68°F (20°C) at night.

        Sydney Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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        Sydney Temperatures (Celsius)

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        “Feels-Like” Temperatures

        The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

        Sydney Perceived Temperature (F)

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        Sydney Perceived Temperature (C)

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        Average Sydney Temperatures by Month

        Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

        Show Fahrenheit

        MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
        Jan80.773.767.4
        Feb79.672.867.1
        Mar78.471.264.5
        Apr73.565.558.4
        May69.860.752.9
        Jun64.456.449.8
        Jul63.954.847.1
        Aug66.957.448.8
        Sep71.362.253.1
        Oct74.765.857.5
        Nov76.568.962.2
        Dec77.970.764.2

        Show Celsius

        MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
        Jan27.123.219.7
        Feb26.422.719.5
        Mar25.821.818.1
        Apr23.118.614.7
        May2115.911.6
        Jun1813.69.9
        Jul17.712.78.4
        Aug19.414.19.3
        Sep21.816.811.7
        Oct23.718.814.2
        Nov24.720.516.8
        Dec25.521.517.9

        Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

        If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sydney are September, May, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid May. For example, on the week of May 7th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 23rd.

        When can you find snow in Sydney? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

        Chanceof Precipitation

        The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sydney.

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        Days with precipitation

        Snow on the Ground

        The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sydney (in).

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        Snow depth

        Average Rain and Snow by Month

        Show Inches

        MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
        Jan17%03.1
        Feb26%05.1
        Mar20%04
        Apr30%06.5
        May15%03.1
        Jun31%07.1
        Jul18%03.3
        Aug15%02.6
        Sep14%02
        Oct15%02.5
        Nov25%04.2
        Dec18%02.8

        Show Centimeters

        MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
        Jan1707.9
        Feb26013
        Mar20010.2
        Apr30016.5
        May1507.9
        Jun31018
        Jul1808.4
        Aug1506.6
        Sep1405.1
        Oct1506.4
        Nov25010.7
        Dec1807.1

         

        Humidity and Wind

        Sydney has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is September (50.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is February (66.7%).

        Wind in Sydney is usually not reported.

        Relative Humidity (%)

        The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sydney.

        Key
        Avg. Relative Humidity

        Wind

        The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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        Max Sustained Wind
        Average Daily Wind

        Average Wind Speeds

        Show Wind Speeds

        All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

        MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
        Jan0Still0Still
        Feb0Still0Still
        Mar0Still0Still
        Apr0Still0Still
        May0Still0Still
        Jun0Still0Still
        Jul0Still0Still
        Aug0Still0Still
        Sep0Still0Still
        Oct0Still0Still
        Nov0Still0Still
        Dec0Still0Still

        Show Relative Humidity by Month

        MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
        Jan62.9%
        Feb66.7%
        Mar62.8%
        Apr64.1%
        May60%
        Jun63.9%
        Jul56.3%
        Aug50.6%
        Sep50.4%
        Oct54.6%
        Nov62%
        Dec61.1%

         

        Is it Safe to Travel to Sydney?

        Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Aug 21, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 14, 2019.

        The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

        The busiest month for tourism in Sydney, NW, AU is August, followed by February and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Sydney in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

        Estimated Tourism by Month

         

        Most Popular Months to Visit

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        Tourists Seeking Accommodations

        Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 81 in July means 81% of the tourists vs. August.


        Overall Sydney Travel Experience by Season

        Fall (March through May)

        Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 79.3°F (26.3°C) and 66.8°F (19.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 9 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

        Winter (June through August)

        The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see moderate precipitation with 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Sydney, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.

        Spring (September through November)

        Spring daily highs range from 77.8°F (25.4°C) and 68.2°F (20.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 7 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

        Summer (December through February)

        Weather is perfect this time of year in Sydney to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 81°F (27.2°C) and 77.2°F (25.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 7 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.

         

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