Australia weather averages for holidays in 2017/2018

Check Australia weather averages before you book your next holiday in 2017/2018. Today's maximum temperature in Australia is expected to be 24°C, while the average maximum temperature in February is 26°C. The weather guide for Australia shown below is for Sydney. Read more about the weather in Australia.

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Australia weather averages

Check Australia weather averages before you book your next holiday. The warmest months in Australia are January, February and December with an average maximum temperature of 26°C. The sunniest months are October, November and December with on average 8 hours of bright sunshine per day. The month with the least number of days with some rain is July with 8 days. The sea is at its warmest in Australia in February and March with an average sea temperature of 23°C. The Australia weather averages shown below are for Sydney.

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Australia weather today

Here is the weather in Australia today, Tuesday 28th February 2017. Expect isolated thunderstorms in Australia with a maximum temperature of 24°C and 1 hour of bright sunshine. There are 5-10 mm of rainfall expected with 53% chance of some rain and a gentle breeze of 14 kph from the south-east. The weather forecast shown below is for Sydney.

  • 24
    °C maximum temperature
  • 21
    °C minimum temperature
  • isolated thunderstorms
  • 1
    hour of sunshine
  • 53
    % chance of some rain
  • <10
    mm of rainfall expected
  • 0
    no heat & humidity
  • 14
    kph wind from SE

5-day weather forecast

Metric (°C / mm)  |  Imperial (°F / inches)

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Australia weather overview

This island continent is almost as large as the United States and, since weather conditions vary substantially from region to region, we have broken the weather guide down into specific areas. Remember that Australian summers and winters are the reverse of those in Europe, so summer, broadly speaking, is the period from October to March, while April to September are the winter months for Australians.

Tropical storm risk: Australia cyclone season

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The Australia tropical storm risk chart above shows the cyclone season for Sydney, Australia.

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Australia holiday weather averages by month

Check Australia holiday weather averages for a particular month by selecting from the list below. Monthly weather guides include figures for temperature, rainfall, sunshine hours and sea temperature plus daily sunrise & sunset times.

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Compare Australia weather with the United States

Below the Australia weather chart shows maximum daytime temperature for Australia (Sydney) and the USA (Washington). For more weather parameters or to change the destinations shown visit the comparison weather tool.

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