It is the capital of the Australian State of New South Wales and the 2000 Olympics was held here. On the shores of the Pacific Ocean the beautiful beaches of Sydney are located from the north to the south of the city.
These beaches are related to the lives of the people in every way and are a great source of entertainment for them.
The beautiful Blue Mountains are at a distance of 90 min from the city. There are several national parks and protected areas of bush lands covering the country.
Climate & Weather:
Sydney is comfortable for travellers to visit any time of year. The city enjoys over 300 sunny days each year.
Summer (December to February) is the best time to enjoy Sydney’s beachside outdoor lifestyle. Temperatures usually reach around 26°C (about 79°F) but it can be very hot, with temperatures climbing to over 40°C (104°F) for a few days each summer. Summer days can be humid, and sometimes have searing dry winds, but they frequently end with a “southerly buster”, a cold front sweeping up from the south, bringing a clearly noticeable drop in temperature, rain and thunder. Within hours, the storm can pass and the evening continues cooler. Hot windy days can create a risk of bushfire, and on days of severe risk national parks and walking trails may be closed. ‘Total fire bans’ are also common – they will be announced on weather reports and on signs at national park entrances (also on the website of the Rural Fire Service). Occasionally low pressure systems drift down from the tropics, giving periods of more unstable weather. You won’t need to pack much more than T-shirts to visit Sydney in summer, but remember your hat and sunglasses.
Autumn (March to May) is still warm with mild nights. There can be good days for the beach in March, but you can’t count on it. It is a good time for visiting attractions, going to the zoo, catching ferries around the harbour without the summer crowds. You may need a warm top for the evenings, especially for May.
Winter (June to August) is cool, not cold. Average July maximum temperatures are 17°C, and daytime temperatures rarely drop below 14°C, but night-time temperatures can fall to below 10°C. Most rain falls as a result of a few off-shore low pressure systems, which usually result in two or three rainy weeks during winter. The Icebergs will be in the ocean doing their morning laps, but most of Sydney will be well away from the beach. It does not snow in Sydney, and unless you intend spending long periods outside, you can usually get by with just a warm top. Sydney is a year-round city, and only the outdoor water-parks close for the winter. If the beach isn’t your scene, and you don’t like the heat, winter may be your time to visit.
Spring (September to November) spring days are great for exploring Sydney’s attractions, bushwalking, cycling, and the outdoors. Beaches are generally patrolled from the end of October, and Sydneysiders start flocking to the beaches in November.
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