Sydney Weather October Averages, Australia
What's the Weather Like in Sydney in October?
Located in New South Wales on the east coast of Australia, Sydney is one of the biggest and most famous cities in Australia. A dream destination for many travellers, it combines vibrant city culture with beautiful beaches and brilliant, subtropical weather all year round.
Can You Swim In The Sea In Sydney In October?
Swimming is a comfortable option in October with the average temperature of the sea at a comfortable 18°C.
How Hot Is Sydney In October?
In the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed, from the UK, so October is the middle of spring in Sydney. The weather at this time of year is warm and sunny with an average daytime temperature in Sydney of 18°C - heating up to 22°C at the hottest part of the day.
2019 Saw the warmest January-October period on record for Sydney with an overall average temperature of 19.0°C and a maximum average of 23.5°C, with the mean minimum temperature being seventh-warmest on record for the period.
Bush Fires in 2019-2020
Due to the widespread bushfires in 2019 which even affected the western periphery of the city, the Sydney metropolitan area had a smoky haze for several days in the month and was deemed 11 times higher than acceptable levels.
Warmest and Driest October
2019 was one of Sydney's warmest in 161 years and the driest since 2005, which had a few days of raised dust and as well as declining dam levels. Rainfall in December was just 1.6 millimetres at Observatory Hill, overthrowing the record low of 2.8 millimetres recorded for the month in 1979
Sunshine Hours In Sydney In October
There's plenty of sunshine to be seen in October. The average amount of sunshine is nine hours each day, with a 21% chance of a sunny day.
Does Sydney Get Any Rain In October?
The average rainfall expected in Sydney in October is 88mm which tends to fall over 13 wet days. This means that there's a 40% chance of rain.
Hotels for Sydney in October
Sydney Harbour YHA
Sydney is a popular backpacker's destination and therefore, has many affordable accommodation options throughout the city. The Sydney Harbour YHA is a budget-friendly and contemporary hostel in a fantastic location. Just a short walk from Circular Quay in the historic Rocks area, it makes a perfect base for exploring the city on foot. Guests can choose to stay in private rooms or shared dorms.
Park Hyatt Hotel
If your budget can stretch a bit further, find comfortable and stylish accommodation at the Park Hyatt Hotel. This upscale establishment sits on the harbour front and has been awarded a five star rating for its luxurious facilities. Rooms are equipped with modern furnishings and private balconies while there's a spa, a heated pool and 24-hour butler service available in the hotel.
Linley Point Bed and Breakfast
Those in search of a bed and breakfast should consider Linley Point Bed and Breakfast. Overlooking the beautiful Lane Cove River in the north of Sydney, guests are greeted with a warm welcome at this clean and comfortable homestay accommodation. A regular bus service runs from the B&B to the city centre, while ferries run from Woolwich to Circular Quay.
Beaches for October for Sydney
As the weather starts to warm up in October, Sydney's beaches are a popular destination for travellers. The city has many beautiful stretches of sand to choose from, whether you want to relax and sunbathe or ride the waves.
Manly Beach / Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary
Manly Beach is one of the greatest beaches in the city, and is only a 30-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay. When you arrive, you can head straight to the beach and top up your tan, or visit the Manly SEA LIFE Sanctuary which is home to sharks, stingrays, turtles and penguins. Manly Beach is also a popular spot for surfing. Why not book a lesson with one of the local surf schools and try your hand the sport?
Mona Vale and Newport Beaches
Further along up the coast from Manly you'll find Mona Vale and Newport Beaches. The former is a large beach which is divided into two by a large rock formation, where the southern half makes a favourable area for surfers due to the waves it catches. Newport Beach is also nearby and is similarly popular among the surfing crowd thanks to the choppy waves you'll find here. If you don't feel like riding the currents, you can bathe or walk along the unspoiled stretches of glorious sand.
Restaurants and Bars for Sydney in October
Doyles on the Beach
Sydney is a haven for food lovers, with cuisine from all over the world served in its many stylish cafés and restaurants. No visit to Sydney would be complete without trying some of the local seafood, sourced from the surrounding Pacific Ocean. To try some of the best seafood, head out to the northern beaches of Sydney where you will find Doyles on the Beach in Watson's Bay, which serves mouthwatering fish and chips in a location like no other.
Mojo Record Bar
Sydney also has a great range of bars to One of the coolest is Mojo Record Bar. Nestled behind a record store, this speak-easy style bar serves a range of Australia craft beers and specialty cocktails in retro-inspired surroundings.
Good Food Month Festival
For a taste of the real Sydney, head to the Good Food Month festival, which is held in October. This event takes place over the month and features talks, workshops, fairs and markets to celebrate Sydney's cuisine. Don't miss the famous Asian-inspired Night Noodle Markets which pop up in the city.
Things to Do in Sydney in October
Susannah Place Museum
The historic Rocks neighbourhood is as good a place as any to start exploring the centre of Sydney, with a variety of shops, restaurants and museums within a brilliant waterside setting under the Harbour Bridge. The Susannah Place Museum showcases working class life in the Sydney through a row of terraced houses which were built in the 1840s, and were occupied right up until the early 1990s.
Near to Manly is North Head, which overlooks Sydney Harbour and provides stunning views, with the city on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Only a short ferry journey from Circular Quay, North Head also offers excellent walking opportunities as well as boat diving for the more intrepid explorers.
To get an authentic feel for Sydney life, visit the Fish Market, which ranks as one of the largest markets of its kind of its world. If you want to gain a deeper understanding of the Sydney Fish Market, you can book a Behind the Scenes Tour, before enjoying some delicious seafood by the wharf. The market is also home to the Sydney Seafood School, where you can take a cookery class under the guidance of some of the country's best chefs.