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Best time to go to Sydney

Find information about the climate and when is the best time to go to Sydney.
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When is the best time to visit Sydney?

In general the best time to visit Sydney is probably January, when the weather is usually great. The hottest months are January, February, December, while the coldest months are June, July, August.
Depending on the activities you want to experience, you may choose different months to visit:
  • The best time for a sun tanning holiday is January, February, December. Average maximum temperatures are up to +79°F in January and it has 8 sunny days on average.
  • In general, it’s pleasant to walk and do outdoor activities during January - December.
  • If you want to avoid wet weather, then your choice is February, March, May with the lowest chance of rain.

Average weather in Sydney in different months

This is the average weather in Sydney for each month based on historic data:

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December usually has good weather. Average maximum temperature reaches +79°F during January.

Climate in Sydney

Here is the detailed breakdown of the climate in Sydney for each month:
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Average Temperature

Here are the average maximum and minimum temperatures in Sydney during the whole year:
The hottest month in Sydney is January with average maximum temperature going up to +79°F. The coldest month is July with the lowest temperatures of +48°F.


The temperature feels different depending on humidity. Here is how humidity in Sydney looks throughout the year, in %:
The most humid month in Sydney is March with average humidity going up to 72%. The least humid month is September with an average humidity of 61%.


Amount of rainfall in mm. in Sydney during the whole year based on historical data:
The sunniest and driest month is August with approximately 19 sunny days and a total precipitation of around 53 mm. The rainiest and wettest month is March with approximately 7 rainy days and 106 mm of total precipitation.


Frequently asked questions about the weather in Sydney:

What is the hottest month in Sydney?

The hottest month in Sydney is January with average maximum temperature of +79°F.

What is the coldest month in Sydney?

The coldest month in Sydney is July with minimum temperatures of +48°F.

Is Sydney worth visiting in winter?

If you are planning to visit Sydney in winter you can expect pretty good weather. The best month is January with +79°F and 8 sunny days.

When does it rain the least in Sydney?

if you're looking to visit Sydney when it rains the least, you should plan your trip for March, February, April. During this time, rainfall is rare with the driest month being September with only 46 mm of rain.

Other cities in Australia

Check out the weather for other cities in Australia.

Monthly weather in Sydney

Source of the data

For this page, we’ve looked at the typical weather in Sydney, based on historical hourly weather data from January 1, 1979, to December 31, 2022.

For past dates, we show actual recorded data at the location at that time. Forecasts are based on recorded weather during that day of the year, averaged over the total years for which we have records (unless stated otherwise). The daily temperature is the highest recorded temperature in the shadow during that day.