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July Weather in Sydney New South Wales, Australia

Daily high temperatures are around 62°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 70°F. The lowest daily average high temperature is 62°F on July 12.

Daily low temperatures are around 47°F, rarely falling below 42°F or exceeding 54°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 47°F on July 19.

For reference, on January 25, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Sydney typically range from 68°F to 80°F, while on July 18, the coldest day of the year, they range from 47°F to 62°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in July in Sydney

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on July. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in July in Sydney

Average Hourly Temperature in July in SydneyJul112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJunAugNowNowcoldcoldcoolcoolcoolcomfortable
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Río Branco, Uruguay (7,583 miles away); Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil (8,134 miles); and Rabat, Morocco (11,193 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Sydney (view comparison).

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The month of July in Sydney experiences gradually decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 28% to 22%.

The clearest day of the month is July 30, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 79% of the time.

For reference, on November 21, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 38%, while on August 12, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 80%.

Cloud Cover Categories in July in Sydney

Cloud Cover Categories in July in SydneyJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JunAugJul 172%Jul 172%Jul 3178%Jul 3178%Jul 1173%Jul 1173%Jul 2175%Jul 2175%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Sydney, the chance of a wet day over the course of July is gradually decreasing, starting the month at 20% and ending it at 18%.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 30% on January 31, and its lowest chance is 16% on August 12.

Probability of Precipitation in July in Sydney

The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during July in Sydney is essentially constant, remaining about 2.0 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 5.7 inches or falling below 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall in July in Sydney

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of July in Sydney, the length of the day is increasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day increases by 31 minutes, implying an average daily increase of 1 minute, 1 second, and weekly increase of 7 minutes, 9 seconds.

The shortest day of the month is July 1, with 9 hours, 56 minutes of daylight and the longest day is July 31, with 10 hours, 27 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in July in Sydney

The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the month in Sydney is 7:01 AM on July 1 and the earliest sunrise is 13 minutes earlier at 6:48 AM on July 31.

The earliest sunset is 4:57 PM on July 1 and the latest sunset is 18 minutes later at 5:15 PM on July 31.

Daylight saving time is observed in Sydney during 2024, but it neither starts nor ends during July, so the entire month is in daylight saving time.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:40 AM and sets 14 hours, 25 minutes later, at 8:05 PM, while on June 20, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:59 AM and sets 9 hours, 54 minutes later, at 4:53 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in July in Sydney

The solar day over the course of July. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of the sun's elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon) and azimuth (its compass bearing) for every hour of every day in the reporting period. The horizontal axis is the day of the year and the vertical axis is the hour of the day. For a given day and hour of that day, the background color indicates the azimuth of the sun at that moment. The black isolines are contours of constant solar elevation.

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in July in Sydney

Solar Elevation and Azimuth in July in SydneyJul112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMJunAug00101020202030300001010202030303040NowNow
northeastsouthwest
Solar elevation and azimuth over the course of July 2024. The black lines are lines of constant solar elevation (the angle of the sun above the horizon, in degrees). The background color fills indicate the azimuth (the compass bearing) of the sun. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries of the cardinal compass points indicate the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for July 2024. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in July in Sydney

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in July in SydneyJul112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313112 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMJunAugJun 610:38 PMJun 610:38 PMJun 2211:09 AMJun 2211:09 AMJul 68:58 AMJul 68:58 AMJul 218:18 PMJul 218:18 PMAug 49:14 PMAug 49:14 PMAug 204:26 AMAug 204:26 AM6:28 AM6:28 AM4:18 PM4:18 PM3:49 PM3:49 PM7:12 AM7:12 AM7:21 AM7:21 AM5:00 PM5:00 PM4:42 PM4:42 PM7:39 AM7:39 AM6:45 AM6:45 AM4:55 PM4:55 PM4:45 PM4:45 PM6:49 AM6:49 AMNowNow
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.
Jul 2024IlluminationMoonriseMoonsetMoonriseMeridian PassingDistance
1
28%1:54 AMENE12:52 PMWNW-7:23 AMN231,388 mi
2
18%3:03 AMENE1:28 PMWNW-8:16 AMN232,661 mi
3
10%4:13 AMENE2:11 PMWNW-9:12 AMN234,259 mi
4
4%5:22 AMENE3:01 PMNW-10:11 AMN236,178 mi
5
1%6:25 AMNE3:58 PMNW-11:12 AMN238,385 mi
6
0%7:21 AMNE5:00 PMWNW-12:10 PMN240,802 mi
7
1%8:08 AMENE6:04 PMWNW-1:06 PMN243,305 mi
8
5%8:46 AMENE7:07 PMWNW-1:57 PMN245,734 mi
9
11%9:19 AMENE8:07 PMWNW-2:43 PMN247,911 mi
10
17%9:47 AMENE9:05 PMWNW-3:25 PMN249,660 mi
11
26%10:12 AME10:01 PMW-4:05 PMN250,819 mi
12
35%10:35 AME10:56 PMW-4:44 PMN251,259 mi
13
44%10:58 AME11:51 PMW-5:22 PMN250,898 mi
14
50%11:22 AMESE--6:02 PMN249,711 mi
15
64%-12:48 AMWSW11:48 AMESE6:44 PMN247,738 mi
16
73%-1:47 AMWSW12:18 PMESE7:30 PMN245,089 mi
17
82%-2:48 AMWSW12:54 PMESE8:20 PMN241,938 mi
18
89%-3:52 AMWSW1:37 PMESE9:15 PMN238,522 mi
19
95%-4:56 AMSW2:30 PMSE10:14 PMN235,120 mi
20
99%-5:57 AMSW3:33 PMSE11:14 PMN232,028 mi
21
100%-6:52 AMWSW4:42 PMESE--
22
100%-7:39 AMWSW5:55 PMESE12:14 AMN229,510 mi
23
98%-8:19 AMWSW7:09 PMESE1:11 AMN227,760 mi
24
93%-8:53 AMWSW8:20 PME2:04 AMN226,870 mi
25
86%-9:24 AMW9:29 PME2:55 AMN226,828 mi
26
76%-9:53 AMW10:38 PME3:43 AMN227,536 mi
27
65%-10:23 AMW11:46 PMENE4:31 AMN228,843 mi
28
50%-10:54 AMWNW-5:20 AMN230,582 mi
29
42%12:56 AMENE11:28 AMWNW-6:12 AMN232,598 mi
30
31%2:05 AMENE12:09 PMWNW-7:07 AMN234,771 mi
31
21%3:13 AMENE12:56 PMWNW-8:04 AMN237,016 mi

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in Sydney is essentially constant during July, remaining around 0% throughout.

For reference, on February 5, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 41% of the time, while on June 7, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 0% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in July in Sydney

Humidity Comfort Levels in July in SydneyJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%JunAugJul 10%Jul 10%Jul 310%Jul 310%Jul 110%Jul 110%Jul 210%Jul 210%NowNowcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Sydney is essentially constant during July, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 8.2 miles per hour throughout.

For reference, on August 1, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 8.2 miles per hour, while on April 7, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.3 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed in July in Sydney

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in Sydney throughout July is predominantly from the west, with a peak proportion of 44% on July 2.

Wind Direction in July in Sydney

Wind Direction in July in SydneyJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%JunAugNowNowwestsouthnortheast
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Sydney is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in Sydney is essentially constant during July, remaining within 1°F of 65°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature in July in Sydney

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in Sydney are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July in Sydney

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in July in SydneyJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%JunAug100%Jul 16100%Jul 16100%Jul 2100%Jul 2NowNowcoldcoolcomfortablevery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in Sydney are gradually increasing during July, increasing by 156°F, from 0°F to 156°F, over the course of the month.

Growing Degree Days in July in Sydney

Growing Degree Days in July in SydneyJul112233445566778899101011111212131314141515161617171818191920202121222223232424252526262727282829293030313120°F20°F40°F40°F60°F60°F80°F80°F100°F100°F120°F120°F140°F140°F160°F160°F180°F180°FJunAugJul 10°FJul 10°FJul 31156°FJul 31156°FJul 1150°FJul 1150°FJul 21102°FJul 21102°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of July, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Sydney is gradually increasing during July, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 2.7 kWh to 3.4 kWh, over the course of the month.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July in Sydney

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in July in SydneyJul11223344556677889910101111121213131414151516161717181819192020212122222323242425252626272728282929303031310.0 kWh0.0 kWh0.5 kWh0.5 kWh1.0 kWh1.0 kWh1.5 kWh1.5 kWh2.0 kWh2.0 kWh2.5 kWh2.5 kWh3.0 kWh3.0 kWh3.5 kWh3.5 kWh4.0 kWh4.0 kWh4.5 kWh4.5 kWh5.0 kWh5.0 kWh5.5 kWh5.5 kWhJunAugJul 12.7 kWhJul 12.7 kWhJul 313.4 kWhJul 313.4 kWhJul 112.8 kWhJul 112.8 kWhJul 213.0 kWhJul 213.0 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Sydney are -33.868 deg latitude, 151.207 deg longitude, and 190 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Sydney contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 387 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 69 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (728 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (3,232 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Sydney is covered by artificial surfaces (54%), water (29%), and sparse vegetation (12%), within 10 miles by artificial surfaces (38%) and water (35%), and within 50 miles by water (50%) and trees (38%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in Sydney, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Sydney.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Sydney according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

The estimated value at Sydney is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Sydney and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are:

To get a sense of how much these sources agree with each other, you can view a comparison of Sydney and the stations that contribute to our estimates of its temperature history and climate. Please note that each source's contribution is adjusted for elevation and the relative change present in the MERRA-2 data.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © OpenStreetMap contributors.

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