Destination guide: Sydney, Australia
Located in New South Wales, Sydney (Oceania) is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and has one of the best standards of living.
Some of its most recognizable landmarks are the Opera House (declared a World Heritage Site), the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the AMP Tower, which has incredible panoramic views of the city.
Fly to Sydney with LAN and discover the Museum of Australia, the Panasonic Imax Theatre with its giant screen, the Chinese Garden, beautiful Australian beaches and the neighborhood of The Rocks, where you’ll find the best in entertainment in Sydney.
Sydney - Weather Overview
Australian Aboriginal nations recognised between six and eight seasons, depending on what part of the country they lived in. Despite the arbitrary imposition of the European four-season model, Sydney seems to have a few more distinct climactic periods than that.
The calendar year ends and starts in sweltering summer, with many days hitting over 30°C and some over 40°C. High humidity is often broken by spectacular afternoon thunderstorms and torrential downpours. Temperatures settle down towards the end of January and into February. Late February and early March tend to be the wettest months, although they still average at least 19 sunny days. Things cool off in April, and by May daily highs average below 20°C. Cool and wet June is as dour as things get – although you can still expect around 20 sunny days. The Blue Mountains see snow about once or twice a year.
July through September are cool months – also the driest – with plenty of crisp, sun-filled days. October to early December features a little more rain, but the temperature is a lot more amenable, with daily highs back above 20°C.
You may catch one of Sydney’s dramatic hailstorms. The city averages 10 per year, mainly between November and February. In April 1999 a massive storm with tennis-ball-sized hail hit, causing more than $1.5 billion worth of damage.
Weather Monthly ViewAverage High TemperatureAverage Low TemperatureAverage RainfallHumidity (AM)Humidity (PM)January2618896864February26181027165March24171277365April22141357664May19111277762June1691177762July1681177660August179767256September1911746757October2213716557November2316746550December2517746562