Weather, climate and temperatures in New South Wales, Australia. A popular holiday destination, New South Wales enjoys a mostly temperate climate with warm sunny days. As New South Wales is a large state, weather varies from the northern regions to the southern regions. Weather in southern New South Wales is cooler, while the weather in northern New South Wales is warmer and drier.

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New South Wales Weather

New South Wales has a mostly temperate climate and rarely experiences extreme heat or cold. The warmest area is in the north west and the coolest is the Snowy Mountains, where you can often find snow and cold frosty mornings during winter.

Rainfall varies throughout New South Wales. The average is around 1,100 milimetres, however the far north west only receives an average of 180 milimetres each year.

During summer the average temperature ranges between 16°C and 26°C, while the winter temperature is between 8°C and 19°C.




New South Wales Main Centre Temperatures

Sydney

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High °C 26 26 25 22 19 17 16 18 20 22 24 25
Low °C 19 19 17 15 11 9 8 9 11 13 16 17
High °F 79 78 76 72 67 62 61 64 68 72 74 77
Low °F 66 66 63 58 53 49 46 48 52 56 60 63
Rainfall mm 101 119 129 129 121 131 97 81 69 78 83 78
Rainy Days 12 12 13 13 13 12 11 10 11 12 12 11
Hours Sunshine 220 194 198 192 183 165 198 220 216 223 234 236

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