Sydney has great weather for 9 months of the year, from August until April, although the best months are November until February inclusive. January and February are the best months for outdoor festivals and events (many of these are listed on the Free Things To Do In Sydney page).
How Hot Is A Sydney Summer?
In summer (December to February), the average temperatures are in the mid teens to the mid twenties if you measure in degrees Celsius. If you use Fahrenheit this equates to a range from the low sixties to the high seventies.
How Cold Is A Sydney Winter?
The months of May, June and July can be cold (even though winter is officially June - August) - but not by European or Canadian standards! We’re talking high single digits to high teens when using degrees Celsius, or high forties to low sixties if you use the Fahrenheit system.
How To Protect Against Sunburn In Australia
The sun can burn you quite quickly in Australia.
Because of the hole in the ozone layer above Australia, your skin can start to burn in as little as ten minutes.
While this is no cause for alarm, a few sensible tips should help you stay sun-safe:
Try and stay out of the sun for the 4 hour period when the sun is strongest.
Be aware that your skin burns faster at the beach because of reflected UV rays.
Wear a hat and use sunblock (SPF 30+). Reapply every 4 hours.
If you feel your skin starting to burn, head indoors or move to the shade.