Climate in Sydney Australia

Winter Months

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With the mild climate in Sydney Australia, winter is not too cold. However nights can get colder, but during the day it is usually fine and warm enough.

June can be rainy, as it is the month with the highest average rainfall. You can still enjoy the outdoors, go to barbeques in the park or stroll on the beach. The braver ones keep surfing all year round.

What to Wear?

If you are coming to Sydney in winter, bring an overcoat or a wool jacket. You don't need padded clothes. And you don't need boots, unless you want to make a fashion statement.

Climate in Sydney Australia Winter - What to Do?

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June, the first winter month, has daily average maximum temperatures of 17 degrees C (62oF) and minimums of 9 degrees C (48oF).

  • Vivid Sydney is a very cool event that attracts hundreds of thousands of people to Circular Quay to see how the Opera House dresses up in colour and animation.

  • If this is the right time to head to the cinema Sydney Film festival is right there. This is an international film event that presents Australian movies and films from around the world.

  • A new festival started in June 2009 - the Sydney winter festival with an outdoor ice rink near St Mary's cathedral and lots of food stalls around the rink, German or Czech beer, French pan cakes and roast chestnuts, mulled wine just like in the Alps and ...artificial snow flakes.
    The festival moved to Bondi in the following years.

To keep the winter spirit and bring some excitement to shopping, Australians like to celebrate Christmas in July. As it is the coldest month of the year with daily average maximum temperatures of 16 and minimum of just 8 degrees C (61 to 46oF), this is the time for a traditional Christmas dinner with a nice roast and a pudding.

Otherwise the actual Christmas time in December is too hot for this hearty food and Australians stick to oysters, prawns and salads.

  • The good food and wine show in July brings to Sydney the latest food tastes and trends in the world. Famous chefs are cooking live for the delight of all the visitors.

  • July is also a month for going to museums. Every other year the Sydney Biennale, an international contemporary art exhibition is organised for art lovers.

With more than 240 sunny days per year, the climate in Sydney Australia will give you something to look for and keep you active and fit all the time.

August, still winter with an average maximum of 18 degrees C and minimum of 9 (64 to 48oF), is a good month to keep warm by... running.

  • City to Surf is an annual event where thousands of people gather in the city and run the distance to Bondi Beach. Whether a fit, good runner or just an average person, everyone is welcome to participate.
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  • And after you ran a bit you can go and enjoy the Sydney garden and flower show and pick some gardening tips from the experts.

Here are more tips about climate in Sydney Australia and what to do during various seasons:

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