Sydney weather in July (New South Wales, Australia)

Looking to travel to Sydney in July? This guide provides all the details you need.

In July, Sydney generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 18°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 11°C. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year. However the temperature is still pleasant and it won't ever get really cold.

Sydney in July usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 56 mm for the month. Delving into the climate records from the past 30 years, one can predict that nearly 8 days of the month will see rainfall.

The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 208 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, July may not be the ideal month to visit Sydney. January, March, April, May, September, October, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, February, June, July and August tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Sydney climate page with graphs.

 

Sydney, monthly averages in July

Min Temperature 11°C  
Max Temperature 18°C  
Water Temperature 17°C  
Chance of Rain 27%  
Precipitation 56 mm  
Rainy days 8 days  
Humidity 52%  
Windspeed 11 km/h  
Sunshine 208 hours  
Percentage Sunshine 65%  

Where to go in Australia in July

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Sydney in July?

For visitors traveling to Sydney, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 17°C there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

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

Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
8/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

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