The best times to visit Sydney for ideal weather are
February 12th to May 20th
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.
Sydney Travel Guide
Weather in Sydney
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)
Sydney Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Sydney Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sydney.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sydney (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sydney?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Mar 17, 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 Dec 17, 2018.
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
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.