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  1. My MLA

  2. Current condition

    TODAY
    Sunny 12° 27°
    Chance of rain: 5%
    Likely amount: < 1mm
    First
    light
    Sunrise Sunset Last light
    Sunrise Sunset
    5:18am EST 5:43am EST 5:52pm EST 6:17pm EST
    NOW
    13.5° Feels Like: 11.7°
    Relative Humidity: 72%
    Dew: 8.6°
    Wind: W 7km/h
    Gust: 7km/h
    Rainfall since 9am: 0.0mm
    Pressure: 1014.9hPa
  3. Today Weather

    Sydney
    Now
    14.0°c
    Feels Like:
    11.0°
    Wind:
    NW 13km/h
    Gusts:
    13km/h
    Humidity:
    67%
    Sunny
     
    12°
    Min
    27°
    Max
    Today in Sydney
    Sunny. Possible smoke haze mainly in the morning in the N. Light winds becoming NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.
    Tomorrow
    Late shower
    13°
    Min
    21°
    Max
    Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower. Light winds becoming S/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending S/SE 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day.
  4. Radar

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  6. Warnings

    There are no current warnings for Sydney

  7. Next 48 Hours


    Next 48 Hours


  8. 7 day forecast

    Today: Sunny. Possible smoke haze mainly in the morning in the N. Light winds becoming NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.

    Forecast for Sydney (33.8671°S, 151.2071°E, 74m AMSL)
      Fri Sat Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu
    Summary Sunny Late shower Clearing shower Mostly sunny Mostly sunny Possible shower Possible shower
    Minimum 12° 13° 11° 11° 10° 14° 14°
    Maximum 27° 21° 18° 20° 23° 23° 25°
    Chance of rain 5% 80% 40% 5% 70% 70% 50%
    Likely amount < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm 5-10mm 1-5mm
    UV index High High High High High - -
    Frost risk Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
      9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm 9am 3pm
    Wind speed 18
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    24
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    13
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    22
    (km/h)
    27
    (km/h)
    21
    (km/h)
    23
    (km/h)
    Wind direction NW WNW SW SSE S S NE ENE NNE ENE NNE NNE N N
    Relative humidity 52% 31% 43% 55% 59% 52% 56% 48% 61% 55% 68% 64% 72% 54%
    Dew point 9°C 8°C 6°C 9°C 6°C 7°C 7°C 8°C 10°C 12°C 13°C 15°C 14°C 14°C
  9. 28 Day Rainfall forecast

    Sydney Rain Forecast


    Sydney 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    Oct 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    20
    LOW
    21
    MEDIUM
    22
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, the southeast Pacific, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 7 October to 11 October, 13 October to 17 October, and 22 October to 26 October. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 October to 9 October, and 14 October to 18 October. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 28 September to 2 October, 8 October to 12 October, and 14 October to 18 October.

    Forecast Explanation

    This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The future probability of rain in each district is estimated using output from the multi-model ensemble, combined with historical information about the difference between the model forecasts and observed rainfall.

    In this deterministic framework the skill of the forecast tends to decrease with time, however the forecasts are updated daily to provide the latest estimates of rainfall probability out to 28 days.

  10. 12 Month Rainfall Forecast

    Sydney Rain Forecast


    Sydney 12-month Rainfall Forecast
    Sep
    Oct
    Nov
    Dec
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    2021
    2022
    8
    8
    8
    8
    6
    6
    5
    8
    6
    2
    7
    5
    10
    5
    0
    1
    2 - 3
    4 - 7
    8 - 9
    10
    Well below normal
    Below normal
    Near normal
    Above normal
    Well above normal

    Issue Notes - Issued Sep 16

    ENSO status: Neutral, however five of seven models suggest La Niña thresholds may be met again between October and January. IOD status: Neutral, returning from negative values in the recent weeks. SAM status: Positive. The El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is currently neutral. However, there are growing signs that La Niña could redevelop in the Pacific Ocean later this year, which has prompted the US Climate Prediction Centre to increase its prediction of La Niña occurring this year to 70-80 percent. However their thresholds are lower than the Bureau of Meteorology's. Five of seven models forecast temperatures may reach or exceed La Niña thresholds between October and January. Three of seven predicted an established event, which requires La Nina thresholds to be met for three months. La Niña typically brings above average rainfall in northern and eastern Australia. The Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD) is currently neutral, returning from negative values in the recent weeks. Three of five models areforecasting the IOD event will officially end in October, with all models ending the event in December. A negative IOD generates above average rain to southern and eastern Australia. As such, average to above average rainfall is predicted across much of the country this winter and spring.

  11. Long range rainfall forecast

    Sydney Rain Forecast


    Sydney 28-day Rainfall Forecast
    SUN
    MON
    TUE
    WED
    THU
    FRI
    SAT
    24
    25
    MEDIUM
    26
    MEDIUM
    27
    LOW
    28
    LOW
    29
    HIGH
    30
    HIGH
    Oct 1
    MEDIUM
    2
    LOW
    3
    LOW
    4
    LOW
    5
    LOW
    6
    MEDIUM
    7
    MEDIUM
    8
    MEDIUM
    9
    MEDIUM
    10
    MEDIUM
    11
    MEDIUM
    12
    MEDIUM
    13
    LOW
    14
    15
    LOW
    16
    LOW
    17
    LOW
    18
    MEDIUM
    19
    20
    LOW
    21
    MEDIUM
    22
    LOW
    CHANCE OF RAINFALL WITHIN DISTRICT
    NIL < 25%
    LOW 25% to 50%
    MEDIUM 50% to 75%
    HIGH ≥ 75%
    Issued Sep23

    Issue Notes

    The hemispheric long wave pattern has been relatively fast moving in recent weeks. There are four main troughs. Currently the most significant troughs are near the longitudes of South Africa, the Indian Ocean, the southeast Pacific, and the Atlantic Ocean.

    Summary:

    Over southern and eastern Australia the cold front events with potential to bring widespread rain are now expected about 7 October to 11 October, 13 October to 17 October, and 22 October to 26 October. Rain events originating in the tropics and moving south are possible about 5 October to 9 October, and 14 October to 18 October. Over Western Australia the strongest cold fronts should occur about 28 September to 2 October, 8 October to 12 October, and 14 October to 18 October.

    Forecast Explanation

    This forecast is produced by a multi-model ensemble consisting of dynamical atmospheric models, which are forced by the latest observed atmosphere, ocean, land and ice conditions. The models are designed to simulate features of the real atmosphere, including the daily movement of long and short wave patterns in the Southern Hemisphere.

    The future probability of rain in each district is estimated using output from the multi-model ensemble, combined with historical information about the difference between the model forecasts and observed rainfall.

    In this deterministic framework the skill of the forecast tends to decrease with time, however the forecasts are updated daily to provide the latest estimates of rainfall probability out to 28 days.

  12. Popup - Daily historical

  13. Past 5 Days

    Sydney Past 5 Days

    This Month
    Minimum Maximum Rainfall
    Sunday
    Sep 19
    10.6 °C 24.4 °C
    2.4 mm
    Monday
    Sep 20
    14.2 °C 26.4 °C
    0.0 mm
    Tuesday
    Sep 21
    9.9 °C 17.4 °C
    0.0 mm
    Wednesday
    Sep 22
    8.1 °C 19.8 °C
    3.2 mm
    Thursday
    Sep 23
    10.0 °C 26.6 °C
    0.0 mm
    Legend
  14. Almanac

    Almanac


    Sydney minimum temp history (33.8671°S, 151.2071°E, 74m AMSL)
    MAXIMUM TEMPERATURE MINIMUM TEMPERATURE
    Hottest this month 30.1° 12/09/2021 Coldest this month 7.2° 07/09/2021
    Hottest on record 34.6 26/09/1965 Coldest on record 4.9 02/09/1945
    Hottest this year 37.1° 26/01/2021 Coldest this year 5.2° 22/07/2021
    Long term average 20.1° Long term average 11.2°
    Average this month 22.7° Average this month 11.4°
    Hottest September On Record Avg. max. temp. 24.4° 2013 Coldest September on record Avg. min. temp. 8.5° 1905
    Sydney rainfall history (33.8671°S, 151.2071°E, 74m AMSL)
    RAINFALL
    Wettest This Month 18.4mm 14/09/2021 Total This Month 42.0mm
    9.0 days
    Long Term Average 67.9mm 10.6 days Wettest September on record 355.7mm 1879
    Driest on record 0.2mm 2017
  15. Popup - Radar

    Weather Radar for Australia

  16. Year to Date

    Sydney Year To Date

    Average Rainfall To Sep 974.6mm 109.1 day(s)
    Total For 2021 960.0mm 105.0 day(s)
    Total To This Day 2020 1253.8mm 116.0 day(s)
    Wettest Day 110.4mm Mar21
    Lowest Temperature 5.2°C Jul22
    Highest Temperature 37.1°C Jan26
  17. Popup - Monthly historical

  18. Climatology

    Climate History

    Sydney Climatology

    Long-Term Averages
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ann
    Mean Max (°C) 26.0 25.8 24.8 22.5 19.5 17.0 16.4 17.9 20.1 22.2 23.7 25.3 21.7
    Mean Min (°C) 18.8 18.9 17.6 14.7 11.6 9.3 8.1 9.0 11.2 13.6 15.7 17.6 13.8
    Mean Rain (mm) 101.3 119.4 133.5 125.9 117.2 133.1 96.1 80.2 67.9 76.8 83.8 77.4 1213.7
    Mean Rain Days 12.2 12.5 13.8 12.8 13.0 12.8 11.1 10.3 10.6 11.6 11.6 11.5 143.8