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New South Wales climate: when to go to New South Wales

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).


The best time to travel to Sydney and New South Wales are the spring and summer months between September and March.

Lord Howe Island Climate.


SYDNEY (15 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 19,6 26,5 96,0 12,3
February 19,7 26,5 136,6 12,9
March 18,1 25,4 109,4 13,3
April 15,3 23,3 137,0 11,1
May 12,5 20,6 117,6 12,2
June 9,8 18,0 117,8 10,5
July 8,7 17,4 80,8 10,2
August 9,7 18,9 91,8 8,4
September 12,0 21,2 69,2 8,8
October 14,4 22,8 82,2 11,1
November 16,3 23,8 104,8 12,7
December 18,3 25,5 79,4 11,2
YEAR 14,5 22,5 1222,7 134,7
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 23
February 23
March 23
April 22
May 21
June 19
July 18
August 18
September 18
October 19
November 20
December 22

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