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Sydney: August Weather Averages

image Temperature 57°F


image Low Temperature 48°F


image High Temperature 64°F


image Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
Chance of Sunny Day 41 %
image Rainfall 99mm
Rainfall days 9 days
Chance of Rain 32 %
Chance of Cloudy Day 15 %
image Sea Temperature 64°F


Chance of Windy Day 47 %

Averages for Sydney in August

August in Sydney is still winter, so the climate is much cooler than at other times of the year and there is a greater chance of rain.

However, Sydney enjoys a pleasant climate in general throughout the year so do not be deterred from visiting in August.

Throughout August the average daytime temperatures in Sydney are generally around 14°C (57°F) where as the average minimum temperatures generally tend to hover around 8°C (46°F).

Sydney in August usually enjoys on average 7 hours of sunshine per day.

August can get quite cold, especially in the evenings. Carrying warm clothing would be advisable.

The chances of rain are for about 99 mm over 9 days throughout the month.

For those who want to go for a swim in the sea, the average temperature during this month drops from the warmer temperatures experienced at other times of the year, but is still a pleasant 19°C.

For all those who enjoy an active life and partaking in sports, August is a great time to visit the city as it is in this month that The City Surf Run is held, on the second Sunday of the month. The event is a 14km run participated by more than 50000 competitors.

August also hosts Sydney Design Week, which is a week dedicated to celebrating design. Exhibitions, forums, tours and master classes are held over this week, at various venues across the city. 

Sydney is an exciting and vibrant city, with plenty to offer its visitors throughout the year. 

Whichever month you plan your trip for, there will be a number of things to take advantage of including concerts, exhibitions, galleries and museums.

There also a number of famous landmarks that should not be missed if you're visiting the city, including the Opera House and the Botanical Gardens.

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