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Sydney Weather in December, Australia


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Sydney Averages December

  • What is Average Temperature?
    The average high temperature and the average low temperature for that month, on a daily basis, divided by 2 equals the average temperature for that month


  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    High Temperature

  • What is Average High Low Temperature?
    The sum of high temperatures/low temperatures divided by the number of days in that month, recorded daily

    Low Temperature

  • What is Average Day Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunrise and sunset

    Day Temperature

  • What is Average Night Temperature?
    The average temperature recorded between sunset and sunrise

    Night Temperature

  • What is Average Sea Temperature?
    Average daily sea temperatures and divided by the number of days in the month. Sea Temperatures are taken from buoys, ships and even satellites can calculate sea temperature based on energy that is radiated from the sea's surface

    Sea Temperature

  • What are Average Daily Sunshine Hours?
    Total sunshine hours for the month, divided by the number of days in the month. Sunshine hours are taken with a sunshine recorder, either a Campbell-Stokes recorder or an Eppley Pyreheliometer

    Sunshine Hours

    9 hours
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years

    Rainfall Days

    14 days
  • What is Average Rainfall?
    The amount of mm in rain for that month divided by the number of days, and the number of days that it rains during that month on average, over a given period of years


    85 mm

Sydney Daily Averages December

December, 2024

1 Avg 24º 75º
2 Avg 22º 72º
3 Avg 21º 70º
4 Avg 22º 72º
5 Avg 20º 68º
6 Avg 21º 70º
7 Avg 22º 72º
8 Avg 24º 75º
9 Avg 23º 73º
10 Avg 22º 72º
11 Avg 22º 72º
12 Avg 21º 70º
13 Avg 22º 72º
14 Avg 23º 73º
15 Avg 23º 73º
16 Avg 21º 70º
17 Avg 22º 72º
18 Avg 23º 73º
19 Avg 23º 73º
20 Avg 25º 77º
21 Avg 22º 72º
22 Avg 23º 73º
23 Avg 23º 73º
24 Avg 22º 72º
25 Avg 21º 70º
26 Avg 21º 70º
27 Avg 21º 70º
28 Avg 22º 72º
29 Avg 22º 72º
30 Avg 24º 75º
31 Avg 24º 75º
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What's the Weather Like in Sydney in December?

Sydney is a bucket-list destination for many travellers. If you're lucky enough to be holidaying in Sydney in December, you can expect great weather. Unlike other parts of the world where the weather is cold and wet, December in Sydney is the start of summer, meaning the temperatures will rise and there will be lots of sun. 

What's The Weather Like in Sydney at Christmas?

The weather is glorious at Christmas in Sydney, which is why it's a favourite location for people from colder climes to escape the winter gloom. The average temperature of the sea is a warm 21°C which is the perfect temperature to go for a swim or take up surfing.

How Hot Is Sydney In December?

In the month of December the average daytime temperatures are generally around 22°C with average minimum temperatures that never drop below 18°C. High temperatures can reach a balmy 26°C on some days, but luckily, sea breezes from the waterfront ensure that the city never feels too sweltering.

Sunshine Hours In December 

The city usually experiences an average of nine hours of sunshine per day throughout the month.

How Much Does It Rain In Sydney In December?

Sydney receives quite a lot of its rain during the summer. You can expect an average of 85mm of rain throughout the month with around 14 wet days and a 45% chance of a rainy day.

Hotels for Sydney in December

Sydney is filled with amazing accommodation options to suit every traveller, from luxury five-star hotels to budget-friendly backpacker hostels.

Swissotel Sydney

Swissotel Sydney is a contemporary, twenty-five storey hotel housed inside the historic Grace Bros. building in downtown Sydney. If you're looking for chic accommodation within a great setting, it's a great choice; rooms here are elegant and comfortable while its central location means that many of Sydney's attractions such as Hyde Park and the Sea Life Aquarium are within short walking distance.

The hotel also has pedestrian links to two of Sydney's most popular shopping centres, the Pitt Street Mall and the Queen Victoria Building, perfect for picking up some last minute Christmas presents.

Manly Paradise Beachfront Motel and Apartments

For beach-side accommodation that allows you to enjoy Sydney's summer weather, book your stay at Manly Paradise Beachfront Motel and Apartments. This relaxed hotel is located right on Manly Beach but the city is just a short boat ride away. Rooms here are bright and comfortable with flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi, while facilities include a rooftop pool and sundeck.

Beaches for December for Sydney

Bondi Beach

It may seem strange to non-Australians to be on the beach in December, but the scorching summer weather makes it the perfect time. In fact, many Sydney locals celebrate Christmas Day with a barbecue on the beach. Sydney has many amazing golden beaches, one of the most famous being Bondi Beach, of course, but if you wish to explore further, head to Sydney's northern beaches.

The beach is home to the Macquarie Bondi to Bronte Ocean Swim, which takes place on the first Sunday of every December. Each year, thousands of swimmers take to the seas to make the 2-kilometre swim. Whether or not you feel like joining them, it makes a great event to watch thanks to its community atmosphere and sporting spirit. 

Restaurants and Bars for Sydney in December

Sydney is a world-class destination when it comes to dining. The city is home to a huge range of bars, cafés and restaurant that vary in style and price.

Bennelong Restaurant

For an unforgettable dining experience, reserve a table at the Bennelong Restaurant. Located within the Sydney Opera House, this gourmet restaurant enjoys its reputation as one of the city's best dining spots thanks to unrivalled cuisine and breathtaking views of the harbour. This makes a great place for a special occasion or romantic rendezvous. 


If you're craving something a little different, Sake is a contemporary Japanese-style restaurant with fun and funky surroundings, located in The Rocks. Here, diners can enjoy delicious sushi and sashimi dishes as well as a range of creative cocktails.

Bourke Street Bakery

Last but not least, Bourke Street Bakery should be on your must-visit list when you're in Sydney. This Surrey Hills institution is loved by locals and visitors alike, with lines that regularly spill out onto the street. The boulangerie serves a selection of delicious croissants, tarts and artisan breads that are divine.

Things to Do in Sydney in December

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

As a thriving and bustling city, there's always something to see or do in Sydney. Apart from the usual tourist attractions such as the Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney hosts many festivals and events throughout the year. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race begins on Boxing Day. This popular and hotly-anticipated yachting event starts in Sydney Harbour and finishes in Hobart, Tasmania.

New Year's Eve Fireworks Displey

If you happen to be in Sydney over New Year's Eve, join the locals and celebrate the fesitivities in style. The magnificent and spectacular fireworks display on the New Year's Eve is arguably one of the most famous in the world and isn't to be missed if you're in the city during this time. 

Quarantine Station

For local history, head over to the Quarantine Station near North Head. Dating back to colonial times, the facility used to house any arriving convicts who were believed to have infectious diseases. Today the station forms part of the Sydney Harbour National Park and is worth visiting for the views alone. 

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