Sydney weather in January (New South Wales, Australia)

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Sydney in January lies at 27.0°C (80.6°F). On average, it is the month with the highest temperatures of the year. The average minimum temperature is 20.0°C (68°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

The amount of rain during this month is high with an average of 92mm (3.6in). It rains an average of 8 days of the month. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to Sydney with 233 hours of sun.


So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Sydney should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very warm or even hot. With a water temperature of around 21.0°C (69.8°F), this is a great month to swim so bring your swimwear.

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

 

Monthly Averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 20 °C
Max Temperature 27 °C
Water Temperature 21 °C
Chance of Rain 27%
Precipitation 92mm
Rainy Days 8
Sunshine Hours 233

Where to stay in Sydney

Where to go in Australia in January

Find out more about the weather in Australia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

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

Swimming
9/10
Cycling
7/10
Walking
7/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
7/10

Weather Forecasts for Sydney (New South Wales)

Wed   Feb 01
26°C | 19°C
SE 22 km/h
0.1 mm
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Thu   Feb 02
30°C | 20°C
NE 29 km/h
0.6 mm
half cloudy and slight rain

half cloudy and slight rain

Fri   Feb 03
29°C | 20°C
W 22 km/h
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

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