WeatherThe Climate High/Low Travel
are a couple of things to keep in mind when deciding when to travel to Sydney. The first,
of course, is the climate. Because seasons are created by the earth tilting on its axis,
when countries in the Northern Hemisphere have winter, Australia and the Southern
Hemisphere have summer, and vice versa. And, unlike in the Northern Hemisphere, the
farther south you go in Australia, the colder it gets. Temperatures in Sydney are pleasant
year-round. If you visit in the Australian summer (December, January, and February), you
can take full advantage of the beaches. March, April, and May are the rainiest months.
you will need to take into account the high and low travel seasons, which will determine
when youre most likely to get the best deal on airfare. Surprisingly, the low season
for flights to Australia from the United States corresponds to Australias high
season. Airfares on U.S. airlines are lowest from mid-April to late August, or, in other
words, from the middle of Australias autumn through the winter.
Lying in the temperate zone of Australia, Sydney experiences four distinct
seasons with summer running from December to February and winter from June to August.
Average temperatures range from around 12 degrees Celsius (53 degrees Fahrenheit) in the
winter to 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer with occasional days
exceeding 30 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). Being close to the ocean, hot days
are often tempered by cooling sea breezes and balmy evening temperatures. The sea
temperature ranges from 16 degrees Celsius (60 degrees Fahrenheit) in the winter to 22
degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer and rainfall is lowest in the spring
at 74 millimetres (three inches) per month and highest in the autumn with 126 millimetres
(five inches) per month.
Sydney's Average Temperatures (°F) and Rainfall
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