Sydney Climate

Sydney Long-term Averages

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Mean Max (°C)
26.0 25.8 24.8 22.5 19.5 17.0 16.4 17.8 20.0 22.1 23.6 25.2 21.7
Mean Min (°C)
18.7 18.8 17.6 14.7 11.5 9.3 8.0 8.9 11.1 13.6 15.6 17.5 13.8
Mean Rain (mm)
101.2 119.3 131.6 126.5 117.3 133.3 96.3 80.1 68.1 76.6 83.8 77.0 1211.1
Median Rain (mm)
78.6 93.6 96.6 91.5 90.8 99.8 74.7 54.7 51.9 55.6 66.8 58.4 1158.7
Mean Rain Days
12.1 12.4 13.7 12.8 13.0 12.7 11.1 10.2 10.5 11.6 11.6 11.4 143.6

Sydney Daily Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max (°C)
45.8 42.1 39.8 35.4 30.0 26.9 26.5 31.3 34.6 38.2 41.8 42.2 45.8
Low Max (°C)
17.2 15.6 16.2 13.8 11.3 9.7 7.7 9.1 9.5 12.1 12.6 15.2 7.7
High Min (°C)
26.2 27.6 25.4 24.3 20.8 18.4 18.1 19.7 23.0 25.6 24.8 27.1 27.6
Low Min (°C)
10.6 9.6 9.3 7.0 4.4 2.1 2.2 2.7 4.9 5.7 7.7 9.1 2.1
High Rain (mm)
191.0 243.6 280.7 191.0 212.3 150.6 198.1 327.6 144.5 161.8 234.6 126.0 327.6

Sydney Monthly Records

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Mn. Max (°C)
29.6 28.9 27.1 26.0 23.1 20.2 19.8 21.3 24.4 26.2 26.5 28.6 24.0
Low Mn. Max (°C)
23.1 23.6 22.3 19.9 16.6 14.1 13.3 14.9 17.3 19.2 20.5 22.4 20.0
High Mn. Min (°C)
21.7 21.1 20.0 18.0 13.9 12.4 10.4 11.7 13.7 16.8 18.6 20.0 15.4
Low Mn. Min (°C)
16.5 16.6 14.9 12.1 9.4 6.8 5.5 6.5 8.5 10.4 13.4 14.5 12.2
High Rain (mm)
387.1 630.6 521.3 622.1 585.0 642.6 336.1 482.5 355.7 284.9 517.2 401.9 2193.9
Low Rain (mm)
5.6 3.0 8.4 1.4 3.0 4.1 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.6 1.9 1.5 583.0

Sydney Annual Temperatures & Rainfall

SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)

Mean daily minimum temp
Mean daily maximum temp
Highest/lowest on record
Highest/lowest on record
Mean monthly rainfall

Sydney Average Number of Days With Temperatures

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
≥ 40.0°C
0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
≥ 35.0°C
0.8 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.5 0.8 3.2
≥ 30.0°C
3.2 2.3 1.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4 1.6 2.3 3.3 15.3
≤ 2.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
≤ 0.0°C
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Sydney 'per Week' Values (14th/86th Percentiles)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
High Max
28.9 28.4 27.3 25.4 22.2 19.4 18.8 20.8 23.8 26.5 27.6 28.9 26.5
Low Max
22.6 22.7 21.8 19.4 16.6 14.4 13.8 14.8 16.4 18.2 19.8 21.6 16.4
High Min
20.8 20.9 19.9 17.4 14.2 11.8 10.4 11.4 13.9 16.4 18.1 19.8 18.8
Low Min
16.4 16.6 15.2 11.9 8.9 6.8 5.8 6.6 8.3 10.6 12.9 15.0 8.4

Sydney Data Availability

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
Years of Minima
162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 161 161 161 161 161.0
Earliest Entry
1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859
Latest Entry
2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2019 2019 2019 2020
Years of Maxima
162 162 162 162 162 162 162 162 161 160 161 161 161.0
Earliest Entry
1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859
Latest Entry
2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2019 2019 2019 2020
Years of Rainfall
162 162 162 162 162 162 162 163 162 162 162 162 161.0
Earliest Entry
1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1859 1858 1858 1858 1858 1858 1858 1858
Latest Entry
2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2020 2019 2019 2019 2020

Station Details

SYDNEY (OBSERVATORY HILL)
Sydney, New South Wales ACT
33.8593°S 151.2048°E 43m AMSL
Commenced 1858 / Closed 2020
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