Average weather in August in Sydney (New South Wales), Australia

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Sydney in August is 9.8°C (49.64°F). The amount of rain in August is normal with an average of 76mm (3.0in). It rains on average a total of 8 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 19.2°C (66.56°F). If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and love the sun than this is a great time to go to Sydney with 242 hours of sun.


So what to wear in August? Visitors traveling to Sydney should plan on bringing a totally waterproof rain jacket since it will often be raining. Plan on layering your clothes. Some days or part of the day it will be nice and warm and some moments it can be a bit chilly. With a water temperature of around 16.0°C (60.8°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in August look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in August

Show in Celsius

Min Temperature 49 °F
Max Temperature 66 °F
Water Temperature 60 °F
Chance of Rain 27%
Precipitation 3 in
Rainy Days 8
Sunshine Hours 242

Where to stay in Sydney

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What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Cycling
9/10
Walking
9/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Weather Forecasts for Sydney (New South Wales)

SAT May 21
66°F | 60°F
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

SUN May 22
67°F | 60°F
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

MON May 23
64°F | 59°F
Heavy rain

Heavy rain

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