Best time to visit Australia

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When is the best time to visit Australia?

The best time to visit Australia (Sydney) is October, November and December based on the following average weather conditions.

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Max Day Temperature (°C)

  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in January in Australia (Sydney)26
    Jan
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in February in Australia (Sydney)26
    Feb
  • 25°C maximum daytime temperature in March in Australia (Sydney)25
    Mar
  • 23°C maximum daytime temperature in April in Australia (Sydney)23
    Apr
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in May in Australia (Sydney)20
    May
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in June in Australia (Sydney)18
    Jun
  • 17°C maximum daytime temperature in July in Australia (Sydney)17
    Jul
  • 18°C maximum daytime temperature in August in Australia (Sydney)18
    Aug
  • 20°C maximum daytime temperature in September in Australia (Sydney)20
    Sep
  • 22°C maximum daytime temperature in October in Australia (Sydney)22
    Oct
  • 24°C maximum daytime temperature in November in Australia (Sydney)24
    Nov
  • 26°C maximum daytime temperature in December in Australia (Sydney)26
    Dec

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The weather guide for Australia (Sydney) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Australia weather overview

This island continent is almost as large as the United States. As such, 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.

Which is the hottest month in Australia?

The hottest time of year in Sydney, Australia is normally February. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 26°C with low heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Australia?

In terms of rainfall, March is usually the wettest month in Sydney, Australia with 153mm on average. There are normally 13 days in March with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Australia?

The sunniest time of year in Sydney, Australia is normally August with bright sunshine on average for 67% of daylight hours; that's 7 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Australia?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Sydney, Australia in February when the water temperature reaches 23°C.

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