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

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Sydney in January is 20.0°C (68°F). The amount of rain in January is high with an average of 92mm (3.6in). It rains on average a total of 13 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 27.0°C (80.6°F). This makes January the hottest month of the year. If you enjoy looking at a blue sky and love the sun than 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 rain jacket since it will often be raining. Also bring your shorts or a skirt 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 Celsius

Min Temperature 68 °F
Max Temperature 80 °F
Water Temperature 69 °F
Chance of Rain 43%
Precipitation 4 in
Rainy Days 13
Sunshine Hours 233

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 January.

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

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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