Sydney Water Temperature

Sydney is the oldest of Australia’s cities and is the most exciting. The attractions in and around Sydney are recognised the world over.

Sydney Harbour Bridge offers the chance to climb to the top and see for miles all around, Australia’s oldest buildings since white settlement are to be found here, Sydney is a world class shopping centre, the wonderful Opera House, Sydney University- Australia’s oldest university, the Botanic Gardens, where East and West mingle in the plant kingdom – the list goes on.

Sydney is a city close to pacific ocean. February is the month with the highest water temperature at 73.9°F / 23.3°C.
The coldest month is August with an average water temperature of 63.9°F / 17.7°C.
July is the driest at 0in / 0mm and March the wettest month with 3in / 77mm.
With an average air temperature of 72.9°F / 22.7°C, January is the warmest month in a year. July is the coldest with 54.9°F / 12.7°C average air temperature.
The Climate is described as mild temperate climate with hot summer. Best time to Visit would be in January, February, December, March.

Sydney Summary

Description Value
Current water temperature /
Warmest Month Water Temperature: February with 73.9°F / 23.3°C
Coldest Month Water Temperature: August with 63.9°F / 17.7°C
Warmest Month Air Temperature: January with 72.9°F / 22.7°C
Coldest Month Air Temperature: July with 54.9°F / 12.7°C
Wettest Month: March with 3in / 77mm
Driest Month: July with 0in / 0mm
Highest Humidity February with 73.7%
Lowest Humidity August with 64.2%
Best Time to Visit: January, February, December, March
Climate Classification mild temperate climate with hot summer

Sydney water temperature by month

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°C)

ø. Water

Temperature (°C)

Min. Water

Temperature (°C)

January

23.2 22.6 22

February

23.5 23.2 23

March

23.3 23 22.8

April

23 22.2 21.5

May

21.7 20.9 20.1

June

20.2 19.4 18.5

July

18.7 18.3 18

August

18.2 17.8 17.6

September

18.7 18 17.4

October

19.3 18.9 18.5

November

20.5 19.8 19.2

December

21.8 21.2 20.5

pacific ocean water temperature by month

Max. Water

Temperature (°F)

ø. Water

Temperature (°F)

Min. Water

Temperature (°F)

January

73.8 72.7 71.6

February

74.3 73.8 73.4

March

73.9 73.4 73

April

73.4 72 70.7

May

71.1 69.6 68.2

June

68.4 66.9 65.3

July

65.7 64.9 64.4

August

64.8 64 63.7

September

65.7 64.4 63.3

October

66.7 66 65.3

November

68.9 67.6 66.6

December

71.2 70.2 68.9
February is the month with the highest water temperature at 73.9°F / 23.3°C. The month with the lowest is August with an average water temperature of 63.9°F / 17.7°C.

From a swimming point of view Inner Harbour is the easiest to deal with, since there are only a few smaller beaches to consider. Water temperatures generally vary between 22-25C. More likely to attract and meet the requirements of visitors are the Eastern beaches such as the famous Bondi beach.

The water is generally between 20 -23C. Visiting and swimming in Sydney is a most rewarding activity!

Sydney weather today & 14-day weather forecast

Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 23
Clear Sky
74 °F
48°F
23 °C
9°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
55%
Sep. 24
Few clouds
79 °F
53°F
26 °C
12°C
2mph (4km/h)
west-northwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
48%
Sep. 25
Broken clouds
65 °F
53°F
18 °C
12°C
3mph (5km/h)
south-southwest
0in (1mm)
55 %
57%
Sep. 26
Overcast clouds
59 °F
52°F
15 °C
11°C
3mph (5km/h)
south-southeast
0in (2mm)
70 %
59%
Sep. 27
Broken clouds
64 °F
52°F
18 °C
11°C
3mph (4km/h)
east-northeast
0in (0mm)
20 %
58%
Sep. 28
Scattered clouds
74 °F
51°F
23 °C
11°C
2mph (4km/h)
south-southwest
0in (0mm)
0 %
72%
Sep. 29
Overcast clouds
66 °F
57°F
19 °C
14°C
2mph (4km/h)
west-southwest
0in (1mm)
30 %
68%
Date
Weather
Max. F
Min. F
Max. C
Min. C
Windspeed
Windir.
Precip.
Rainrisk
Rel. Humidity
Sep. 30
Light rain
74 °F
59°F
23 °C
15°C
3mph (4km/h)
west
0in (6mm)
85 %
85%
Oct. 01
Scattered clouds
63 °F
55°F
17 °C
13°C
2mph (3km/h)
west-southwest
0in (1mm)
30 %
67%
Oct. 02
Light shower rain
69 °F
54°F
20 °C
12°C
3mph (5km/h)
south
0in (4mm)
80 %
73%
Oct. 03
Broken clouds
59 °F
52°F
15 °C
11°C
2mph (3km/h)
south
0in (0mm)
15 %
74%
Oct. 04
Broken clouds
55 °F
58°F
13 °C
14°C
2mph (3km/h)
south-southwest
0in (2mm)
45 %
74%
Oct. 05
Few clouds
57 °F
59°F
14 °C
15°C
3mph (4km/h)
south-southeast
0in (0mm)
0 %
77%
Oct. 06
Overcast clouds
61 °F
56°F
16 °C
13°C
3mph (5km/h)
south
0in (1mm)
55 %
81%
Oct. 07
Moderate rain
56 °F
54°F
13 °C
12°C
3mph (5km/h)
southeast
1in (14mm)
95 %
84%
Oct. 08
Heavy rain
58 °F
53°F
15 °C
12°C
5mph (8km/h)
east-southeast
3in (64mm)
100 %
90%

Sydney weather by month / climate table

Max.

Temperature

°C

ø.

Temperature

°C

Min.

Temperature

(°C)

Precip.

(mm)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

27.5 22.7 19.2 15.6 0 71.3%

February

26.6 22.5 19.7 24.5 4 73.7%

March

25.1 21.4 17.3 77 3 73.1%

April

23.4 18.9 14.7 34.2 1 72.2%

May

20.7 15.8 11.3 1.3 0 69.8%

June

17.6 13.6 9.9 13.7 0 71.6%

July

17.2 12.7 9 0 0 68.1%

August

18.2 13.5 8.7 0 1 64.2%

September

21.9 15.9 10.9 3 0 64.8%

October

23 17.9 13.3 7.6 0 65%

November

25 19.6 15.4 27.1 1 68.7%

December

26.1 21.4 17.3 19.2 0 69%

Max.

Temperature

°F

ø.

Temperature

°F

Min.

Temperature

(°F)

Precip.

(in)

Rainy Days

(d)

Rel. Humidity

(%)

January

81.5 72.9 66.6 0.6 0 71.3%

February

79.9 72.5 67.5 1 4 73.7%

March

77.2 70.5 63.1 3 3 73.1%

April

74.1 66 58.5 1.3 1 72.2%

May

69.3 60.4 52.3 0.1 0 69.8%

June

63.7 56.5 49.8 0.5 0 71.6%

July

63 54.9 48.2 0 0 68.1%

August

64.8 56.3 47.7 0 1 64.2%

September

71.4 60.6 51.6 0.1 0 64.8%

October

73.4 64.2 55.9 0.3 0 65%

November

77 67.3 59.7 1.1 1 68.7%

December

79 70.5 63.1 0.8 0 69%
The warmest avg. temperature is around 72.9°F / 22.7°C, January is the month with the highest temperature. July is the coolest with 54.9°F / 12.7°C average air temperature. July is the month with the min. precipitation of 0in / 0mm and March with the max. precipitation in a year with 3in / 77mm.

Activities & POI in Sydney

Type of Activity List
Beach Fairy Bower Beach, Freshwater Beach, Shark Beach, Milk Beach, Cobblers Beach, Fairlight Beach, East Manly Cove Beach, Forty Baskets, Washaway Beach, Double Bay Beach, Lady Bay Beach, Lady Martins Beach, Rose Bay Park Beach, Queens Beach, Tingara Beach, Milk, Obelisk Beach, Camp Cove Beach, Gibson's Beach, Reef Beach, watsons bay, Whiting Beach, Balmoral Beach, Chinaman's Beach, Killarney (Flat Rock) Beach, Castle Rock Beach, Greenwich Baths, Manly Beach, Little Manly Cove, Collins Flat Beach, Seven Shillings Beach, Quarantine Beach, Store Beach, Queenscliff Beach, North Steyne Beach, Shelly Beach
Marina for Sailing, Boat adventures, fishing Elizabeth Bay Marina, Northbridge Marina, Blackwattle Bay Marine, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Davis Marina, Roseville Marina, d'Albora Marina, Ferguson's Boatshed Marina, Sydney Superyacht Marina, Sydney Marina
Attraction Mrs Macquarie's Chair, Sydney Fish Market, Coca-Cola billboard, The Rocks, Darling Harbour, Welcome Wall, The Rock, Three steps, Free Flight Bird Show, Meerkat, Red Panda, Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Komodo Dragon, North Fort, Alligator, Tamarinds, 19th hole, Condor, Palm Aviary, Tortoise, Sea Life Center, Cahill Expressway Lookout, Luna Park, Rocks Square, Steele Point Gun Emplacement, The Armoury, The Officers Mess, The Rock Market, wharf no 5, Drag MSIC Injuction, Sydney tower entrance, Crone Architects, Lightkeeper's Cottage 1858, Stables, The Rocks Free Tour, Speaker's Corner, Chinatown, Argyle Stairs, Birdcage Alley, GPO Colonnade, Warren Langley Trees, The Bridge Stairs, Huntleys Point Interchange, Balmain & District Football Club, Wishing Tree, BridgeClimb Sydney, Next Level Escape, Well Courtyard, Insects, International Convention Centre, Olympia Milk Bar, a, Downhill Slide Legend, Ghost Tours, Gun emplacement, Fortifications, Watch tower, Armored Casemate, Fortifications and gun emplacements, Barrel Display, Old Waste Disposal Ruins, Elizabeth Bay House, The Star, Seal Show Theatre, Reptile World (Serpentaria), Queen Victoria Building, Koala, Seal, Penguin, Leopard Seal, Pelican, Aviary, Gibbon, Wetland Aviary, Fishing Cat, Otter, Malayan Tapir, Bear, Lion, Tiger, Cheetah, Wild Australia, Tasmanian Devil, Backyard to Bush, Kid Zoo, Tahr, Zebra/Ostrich, Elephant, Giraffe, Barbary Sheep, Spider Monkey, Chimpanzee, Platypus, Rainforest Bird Aviary, Bongo, Wombat, Corroborree Frog, Crocodile, Asian Elephant, Sea-Lion, Ring-tailed Lemur, Cockatoo, Gorilla, Government House, HMAS Onslow, HMAS Vampire, HMAS Advance, Vaucluse House, ANZAC Memorial, Harry's Cafe de Wheels, Sydney Tower, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Manly Beach, Cadman's Cottage, Anzac Bridge, Queenscliff Beach, North Steyne Beach, Foundation Park, Sydney Opera House
Golf Course Cammeray Golf Course, The Australian Golf Club, Manly Golf Club, Lane Cove Country Club, Northbridge Golf Club, Balgowlah Golf Club, Wakehurst Golf Course, Chatswood Golf Club, Moore Park Golf, Castle Cove Golf Club, Warringah Golf Club

Sydney is accessible by air from anywhere in the world. A large number of visitors also come by sea on cruise liners and the like. If you’re coming from elsewhere in Australia there are good rail services or you can drive there.

Dining out in Sydney is a really great experience whether you visit Chinatown or the more sedate Double Bay and when you’ve eaten your fill you can stroll back to Rose Bay and enjoy the wonderfully interesting shoreline and rocky outcrops.

Sydney is wonderful all year round but Spring and Autumn are especially good.

Picture Copyright: Flickr CC 2.0  Brian Giesen

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