Monthly climate in Sydney, Australia

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Sydney features a humid subtropical climate (Cfa). Temperatures typically range between 14 °C (57 °F) and 23 °C (74 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 6 °C (44 °F) or can rise to as high as 35 °C (95 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 968 mm (38.1 inches) and receives 126 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Sydney enjoys an average of 3272 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 9 hours 55 minutes to 14 hours 20 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Sydney, Australia §

The warmest months in Sydney are January, February and Mart, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 22 to 23 °C (71 - 74 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in June, July and August, when daily mean temperatures range from 14 to 14 °C (57 - 58 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Sydney experiences 45 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Sydney, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 34°C
(93°F)
35°C
(95°F)
33°C
(92°F)
30°C
(86°F)
24°C
(76°F)
22°C
(72°F)
23°C
(74°F)
22°C
(72°F)
28°C
(83°F)
29°C
(84°F)
34°C
(94°F)
30°C
(87°F)
Mean maximum 31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(87°F)
29°C
(84°F)
27°C
(80°F)
24°C
(75°F)
19°C
(67°F)
22°C
(72°F)
22°C
(72°F)
26°C
(79°F)
27°C
(80°F)
28°C
(83°F)
29°C
(85°F)
Average high 25°C
(77°F)
25°C
(77°F)
23°C
(75°F)
22°C
(72°F)
19°C
(67°F)
17°C
(63°F)
17°C
(63°F)
17°C
(63°F)
19°C
(67°F)
20°C
(69°F)
22°C
(71°F)
23°C
(74°F)
Daily mean 23°C
(74°F)
23°C
(73°F)
22°C
(71°F)
19°C
(67°F)
17°C
(62°F)
14°C
(58°F)
14°C
(57°F)
14°C
(58°F)
16°C
(61°F)
18°C
(65°F)
19°C
(67°F)
21°C
(70°F)
Average low 21°C
(70°F)
21°C
(70°F)
20°C
(68°F)
17°C
(63°F)
14°C
(58°F)
12°C
(54°F)
11°C
(52°F)
11°C
(52°F)
13°C
(56°F)
16°C
(60°F)
17°C
(63°F)
19°C
(67°F)
Mean minimum 18°C
(66°F)
18°C
(64°F)
17°C
(62°F)
13°C
(56°F)
10°C
(50°F)
9°C
(49°F)
8°C
(46°F)
8°C
(47°F)
10°C
(51°F)
13°C
(55°F)
14°C
(57°F)
16°C
(61°F)
Minimum 16°C
(62°F)
17°C
(62°F)
15°C
(59°F)
12°C
(54°F)
8°C
(46°F)
8°C
(47°F)
6°C
(44°F)
8°C
(46°F)
10°C
(50°F)
12°C
(54°F)
13°C
(56°F)
15°C
(60°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Sydney, Australia §

Sydney usually has the most precipitation in February, Mart and June, with an average of 15 rainy days and 140 mm (5.5 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Sydney are January, April and September. On average, 44 mm (1.7 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Sydney, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42 (1.7) 125 (4.9) 185 (7.3) 40 (1.6) 63 (2.5) 108 (4.3) 54 (2.1) 53 (2.1) 49 (1.9) 85 (3.4) 85 (3.3) 78 (3.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 9 13 18 9 9 15 6 6 8 12 10 11

Monthly sunshine hours in Sydney, Australia §

The sunniest months in Sydney are October, November and December, when the sun shines an average of 10 hours 1 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Sydney: January, June and July receive an average of 7 hours 52 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Sydney, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 251 274 270 269 253 225 248 273 287 297 305 319
Mean daily daylight hours 14h 6m 13h 17m 12h 15m 11h 12m 10h 20m 9h 55m 10h 8m 10h 53m 11h 52m 12h 55m 13h 51m 14h 20m

Solar UV radiation in Sydney, Australia §

Sydney experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in February, November and December, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 13 - 16, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. May, June and July are in the Moderate exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 5. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Sydney UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Sydney, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 13 16 12 8 5 3 4 6 9 11 13 14