The climate of New South Wales is temperate, characterized by hot, dry summers and cold wet winters. Along the coast the wettest period are the months between January and June, the average annual rainfall in this area is of 900-1,200 mm.
Rather cold is the area of the Snowy Mountains, where during winter (June-August), the mountains are often covered with snow. In this area the climate is similar to that found in the Alps. The hottest area of the state is the north-west, which is also the driest area with an average annual rainfall of only 180 mm. About half of the state of New South Wales is characterized by arid and semi-arid climate.
The city of Sydney has a mild climate, with rains concentrated between January and June, with an annual average of 1200 mm of rain. The average maximum temperatures of Sydney, ranging between 26°C in January and 16°C in July, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 18°C in January and 8°C in July.
The temperature of the sea water in Sydney varies between 18 ° C during the winter months (July, August and September) and 23 ° C in the summer months (January, February and March).
WHEN TO GO TO NEW SOUTH WALES
The best time to travel to Sydney and New South Wales are the spring and summer months between September and March.
NEW SOUTH WALES CLIMATE TABLES
|SYDNEY (15 metres)|
|Month||Average low (°C)||Average high (°C)||Precip. (mm)||Precip. days|
|Month||Sea Water Temperature °C|