July Weather Averages for Sydney, Australia

What's the Weather Like in Sydney in July

Sitting on the east coast, Sydney is Australia's Harbour City and the capital city of New South Wales. This thriving city is a cool mix of urban culture and laidback beach life, with the famous Bondi Beach located here. Sydney is a popular tourist destination thanks to its attractions, scenic waterfront skyline and of course, its brilliant weather. The city has a subtropical climate with temperate weather all year round. Unlike the inland ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 13°C 55°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 17°C 63°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 8°C 46°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 56 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 11 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 18°C 64°F

What's the Weather Like in Sydney in July

Sitting on the east coast, Sydney is Australia's Harbour City and the capital city of New South Wales. This thriving city is a cool mix of urban culture and laidback beach life, with the famous Bondi Beach located here. Sydney is a popular tourist destination thanks to its attractions, scenic waterfront skyline and of course, its brilliant weather. The city has a subtropical climate with temperate weather all year round. Unlike the inland desert areas of Australia, sea breezes keep things comfortable in the city.

Located in the Southern Hemisphere where seasons are reversed, July is the middle of winter in Australia. The month of July is the coldest in Sydney, but simultaneously, it is also the driest. Still, this is Sydney, so the temperatures never plunge to the kind of depths experienced in other countries across the world during winter time. 

Temperature

The average daytime temperature in Sydney during this time of the year is around 13°C and the average minimum temperatures generally tend to hover around 8°C. High temperatures can still reach 17°C though, even in winter.

Average Sunshine Hours and Sea Temperature

Sunshine is also in abundance in July, as it is throughout most of the year in Sydney. The average amount of sunshine expected during July in Sydney is 7 hours per day and there's a 31% chance of a sunny day. If this makes you want to hit the beach, you can partake in a spot of surfing, snorkelling or swimming too. In July, the average temperature of the sea is still 18°C.

Sydney Hotels in July

Whether you're looking for luxury accommodation or something cheap and cheerful, Sydney has accommodation to suit everyone. Base Backpackers is an affordable and comfortable hostel that's ideal for travellers or a tight budget. Located in the heart of Sydney's Central Business District, just a 2 minute walk from Darling Harbour, it lives up to its name as a great base for exploring the city's attractions and nightlife spots. Guests can choose between sociable dorms or private rooms. 

Visitors in search of boutique accommodation should try the Kirketon Hotel in Sydney's fashionable Darlinghurst neighbourhood. Each of the hotel's 40 sleek and tastefully-decorated rooms are equipped with all the necessary conveniences, such as WiFi, air conditioning, TV, en-suite bathroom and in-room safe. The hotel is ideally placed for the area's cafes and restaurants, although onsite dining comes recommended too. 

For high-end hotel accommodation in the centre of town, book the Macleay Hotel. This modern hotel offers friendly service in an elegant setting, and its rooms are kitted out with a range of conveniences, designed to make your stay as hassle-free as possible. Guests can come and go as they please, thanks to 24 reception service, while also being able to make use of other facilities; swimming pool, gym, nail salon and massage service are to name but a few. 

Sydney Beach for July

Sydney is the perfect place to experience Australia's famous beach lifestyle as the city is surrounded by beautiful beaches and bays that are within easy reach of the downtown area.

One of Sydney's most renowned beaches is Bondi Beach. Known all over the world, it's a must-visit hotspot for holiday makers at any time. Bondi is a kilometre-long stretch of soft, golden sand where travellers can relax and soak up the sun, or learn to surf in the waves of the Pacific. One of the busiest beaches in Sydney, it's also home to a wide choice of beachside restaurants and cafés and hosts a range of events throughout the year.

Somewhat more secluded is Palm Beach, which ranks as the city's most northerly bathing spot. Overlooked by the Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Palm Beach forms a sweeping curve of gorgeous soft sand and is ideal for swimming, bathing or surfing. Less confident swimmers can take advantage of the ocean pool, located at the southern end of the beach, while there's a slew of nearby restaurants, bars and cafes to retreat to if you're looking to wind down during the afternoon and evening. 

Bars and Restaurants

Sydney's food and drink scene is world-class, whether you're looking for fine-dining establishments, laidback bars or contemporary cafés.

Lovers of fine Italian food should ring ahead to reserve a table at Otto Ristorante in the centre of Sydney. While this fashionable restaurant is extremely popular on the city's dining scene, and many of its dishes are intricately prepared, it's the pasta dishes they really excel at. The selection of Italian wines are somewhat pricey, but they make a fine accompaniment to the food on offer.

Those with a sweet tooth will love La Renaissance Café in the charming Rocks area of the city. This delightful French café has the prestigious acclaim of being inducted into the Relais Desserts, the world's most exclusive French Pâtisserie association. As you would expect, the desserts here are exquisite both in taste and appearance, and include handmade cakes, pastries and macarons that are delicately beautiful.

For after post-drinks, head to Bulletin Place. This small and cosy bar is ideally located in the Circular Quay area and specialises in creative and delicious cocktails made with premium liquors and spirits.

Things to do in Sydney in July

Sydney is a vibrant city with a wealth of attractions to explore. The Museum of Sydney  is one of the best places to start; built on the ruins of the house of New South Wales' first Governor, Arthur Phillip, this museum charts the history of Sydney, from its origins to the present day. 

No visit to the city would be right without a stroll alongside the water's edge and Mrs. Macquarie's Chair surely deserves its reputation as one of the most photogenic spots in the Sydney Harbour. Walk through the Botanical Gardens and up to Mrs. Macquarie's Point to the famous chair, a sandstone bench which was hewn out by convicts for the wife of the city's governor at the time. 

If you've got a bit more time to spare during your visit then one recommended outing would be a day trip to Canberra, the official capital of Australia. This small but compact city is home to a handful of national monuments such as the War Memorial, Parliament House and the National Museum. Mount Ainslie, which commands panoramic views over the city, is worth stopping by for photo opportunities as you descend into the city. 

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