March Weather Averages for Sydney, Australia

What's the Weather Like in Sydney in March

Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales on the east coast of Australia. Known as the 'Harbour City', it sits on the Pacific Coast and is home to the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Sydney receives millions of visitors every year, who are attracted by the vibrant ambience, beau...

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  • Temperature Temperature 22°C 72°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 25°C 77°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 18°C 64°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 8 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 164 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 15 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 23°C 73°F

What's the Weather Like in Sydney in March

Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales on the east coast of Australia. Known as the 'Harbour City', it sits on the Pacific Coast and is home to the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Sydney receives millions of visitors every year, who are attracted by the vibrant ambience, beautiful beaches and the favourable weather. With sea breezes making it cooler than the inland deserts, Sydney has a subtropical climate with warm but pleasant weather all year round.

March is the beginning of autumn in Sydney and the lovely weather means it is one of the best times of year to visit the city. Many tourists find the weather in autumn is the most pleasant of all the year. It's also an ideal time to visit if you do not like to be in the city when the weather is too hot, as temperatures begin to taper down in March. 

Temperature

Throughout the month of March, the average daytime temperatures are around 22°C in Sydney. Temperatures do vary but not greatly; high temperatures can reach up to 25°C whereas the average minimum temperatures only drops to around 18°C.

Average Sunshine Hours

As you would expect in Australia, Sydney sees a fair share of sunshine in March. There's an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day throughout the month and a 23% chance of a sunny day, so holidaymakers can enjoy the city's beach life.

Average Sea Temperature

Should you want to go for a swim whilst you are in Sydney, March is one of the best times to do so, as the sea is at its warmest. The average temperature of the sea in March is around 23°C.

Sydney Hotels in March

If you're looking for a place to stay in Sydney, you'll be spoiled for choice. The city has hundreds of accommodation options to suit every traveller, whether you're banking on luxury or affordability.

1888 Hotel is a boutique hotel that oozes style and sophistication. Located in a restored heritage building, the beautifully-designed rooms now have a contemporary feel with restored vintage furniture and exposed brickwork. Guests can enjoy the on-site eatery and bar, with a free drink for guests during happy hour between 5pm and 7pm each evening. The 90 room hotel is located just 5 minutes from the Darling Harbour and a short bus ride from the Circular Quay.

For luxury accommodation in the heart of Sydney, the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour Hotel should be one of your first choices. A short walk away from the Opera House, the rooms command views of the Harbour Royal Botanic Gardens, while also offering a spa bath and a private balcony. Guests can come and go as they please at this hotel thanks to 24-hour reception and concierge.

Another centrally situated hotel worth looking into is Vibe Hotel Sydney. Situated right in the centre of town, this thoroughly modern hotel strikes a harmonious balance between comfort and convenience, offering a place to rest away from the hustle and bustle of the city in a stylish environment. Make use of the onsite facilities such as the gym, Curve Restaurant and rooftop pool terrace. 

The Sydney Harbour Bed and Breakfast is the place to be if you're looking for somewhere that exudes character in a homely setting. Located in the historic neighbourhood of The Rocks, this accommodation occupies a fully-restored heritage mansion and offers a variety of rooms and suites in different styles. 

Sydney Beach for March

No visit to Sydney would be complete without a visit to the beach. The New South Wales coastline is famous for its beautiful beaches and ample surfing facilities. 

One of the best beaches in Sydney is Balmoral Beach. Located in the Mosman area of the city, the beach is easy to reach by ferry and makes a great day trip for the whole family, with plenty of bars, restaurants and attractions located nearby. Thanks to its sheltered position within the harbour, the beach is known for its calmer waters and is therefore ideal for bathers who prefer to swim at a gentler pace.

Further along up the coastline and away from the city you'll find Collaroy and Warriewood Beaches. Both beaches offer long stretches of golden sand and currents which are ideal for surfing and bodyboarding. Owing to their more secluded locations, you'll find fewer crowds here than you would expect to find at other beaches such as Bondi or Coogee. 

Bars and Restaurants

Whatever food you fancy, you'll find it in Sydney, from typical Australian cuisine to international options. Farmhouse Kings Cross is a highly-rated restaurant located in the King's Cross area of the city. This restaurant is noted for its rustic appeal, with communal tables and country-style décor, while the food is based around local produce, including fresh seafood and vegetables. The restaurant is a bit on the small side, so it's worth ringing ahead to secure a table here. 

Mr Wong is the place to go if you're looking for really exceptional Chinese cuisine in the heart of town. Meats and seafoods are the order of the day at this gourmet restaurant, although the dim sum dumplings are also certainly worth a try. The restaurant also stocks a fine selection of wines which are expertly matched to the menu.

If it's brunch you're after, then head straight to the Paramount Coffee Project in the Surry Hills district. Having recently caused something of a stir on the city's restaurant and cafe scene, classic breakfast dishes with artisan touches are what this place specialises in, and they do it exceptionally well. True to its name, the coffee here is also very high-calibre. 

Another Surry Hills establishment that's worthy of a visit (albeit at a different time of day) is Goros. Known for its eclectic decor and furnishings, this quirky bar attracts a youthful crowd and is busy practically every evening of the week. 

Things to do in Sydney in March

Art lovers should head on down to the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, which sits within close range of Circular Quay. This world-class gallery exhibits the very best of contemporary Australian art and culture and boasts a collection of over 4,000 works under its roof. The museum is open until 9pm on Wednesdays and there are regular exhbitions taking place here throughout the year. 

Another top-rate attraction on the Sydney quayside is the Australian National Maritime Museum. Promising a great day out for families, the museum is comprehensive and does justice to Australia's heritage as a seafaring island nation. There's a range of hands-on exhibits and more traditional collections, meaning the museum is suitable to visitors of all ages. 

Nestled into the cove of Lavender Bay on Sydney's North Shore, you'll find Wendy's Secret Garden. This small but unique space has been open to the public since the early 1990s and occupies a former derelict trainyard. Nature lovers will be impressed by the range of flora on display and the views over the harbour and skyline of the city are staggering. 

It's certainly true that Sydney's greatest asset is its harbour and no visit to the city would be complete without a boat trip. Hop-on/hop-off tours present the best option, as it's a great way of exploring attractions along the way while taking in the atmosphere of the waterside. 

Dates for the diary

Autumn is a vibrant time of the year to visit Sydney, with many fun festivals and events around the city. In March, you can enjoy the Golden Slipper Festival, which is one of the most important horse races in Sydney. If you're in the city at the time, get dressed up and cheer on the champions alongside the locals. Races are held in Rosehill to the west of Sydney.

St. Patrick's Day is also celebrated on the 17th of March. The festival celebrations are very noisy but fun, starting in the early morning and going on until the early hours of the next morning. The Sydney Opera House is turned green to mark the occasion, which is a spectacular sight.

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