Best time to visit New South Wales

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Below are the temperatures expected today at popular destinations in New South Wales. Select a destination to compare today's forecast with average weather conditions.

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When is the best time to visit New South Wales?

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

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The weather guide for New South Wales (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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Which is the hottest month in New South Wales?

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

Which month has the most rain in New South Wales?

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

When is it sunniest in New South Wales?

The sunniest time of year in Sydney, New South Wales 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 New South Wales?

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

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