10 MarLocal Time: 01:37 EST UK Time: 14:37 GMT
- Sunrise 06:50
- Sunset 19:20
- Moonrise 15:06
- Moonset 00:53
|Temp feels like:||23°c (73.4°f)|
|Length of Day:||14h 22m|
|Dew Point:||18 °c (64°f)|
|Pressure:||30.21 " (1023 hpa)|
Average for March: 22°c (72°f)
Weather Overview for Sydney
Different parts of
Rainfall can happen year round, although winter and spring are slightly dryer than summer and autumn. Rain usually falls in sudden but short storms which are often localised meaning one part of the city is dry while another is very wet.
The seasonal tendencies described here reflect the yearly averages, but climate is complex and weather can vary year to year and minute to minute.
Summer (December to February):
In general summers in
daily highs during summer are a very agreeable 26°C, while night-time
temperatures don’t fall below the high teens. This is the time to hit the beach
and bask in the glorious weather for which Australia
has become famous. Summer days in
Although most days will see pleasant temperatures in the high 20s, there are days when the sea breeze fails and mercury soars up to the high 30s and even beyond. Last year (2007) the highest temperature recorded in the city was a sweltering 42°C and even higher temperatures have been known in the outer suburbs of the city.
Storms with heavy rainfall are not infrequent. They are
mostly brief, however, and the sun soon shines again. These storms are what
account for most of the 130mm average rainfall you get in January in
Autumn (March to May):
Autumn enjoys pleasant temperatures. March is only slightly cooler than the peak summer months, while April and May still enjoy average daily highs in the low 20s. Although day time temperatures are very agreeable, evenings do start to get a little cool and May can see night time temperatures falling towards 10°C.
Autumn is on average the wettest time of the year. As with the rest of the year, heavy storms account for most of the rainfall and there can again be long periods without any rain.
Winter (June to August):
Winters can generally be said to be mild and fairly dry. Sunny winter days can in fact be very pleasant and warm enough even for the beach. The water temperature does not fall below 19°C so you could even go for a swim.
Average daily highs are at their lowest in July, but even
then are at 17°C, and temperatures touching 20°C on a good winter’s day are not
uncommon. Night time temperatures can become quite chilly, averaging 8°C in
July. Last year’s lowest recorded temperature in the centre of
While the coastal and central city areas don’t see freezing temperatures, the suburbs a few kilometres inland can experience colder weather, with occasional frosts and subzero temperatures. These are rare events.
Winter is the driest time of year in
Spring (September to November):
Spring is a time of great weather. It is relatively dry and temperatures quickly increase. Daytime highs rise into the 20s for the entire season. The nights quickly warm too and by mid-Spring temperatures usually remain above the mid-teens all the time.
The slightly cooler temperatures compared with summer time make it good for getting about in the city especially if you want to cram in a lot of sightseeing. Sunshine levels reach their annual high of 8 hours per day in October.
Rainfall is not too high, and again mostly accounted for by brief but heavy storms.
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