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SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES


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Elevation: 20 feet     Latitude: 33 56S     Longitude: 151 10E
Köppen Classification: Humid Subtropical Climate

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This climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. This climate type is found on the eastern sides of the continents between 20° and 35° N and S latitude. In summer, these regions are largely under the influence of moist, maritime airflow from the western side of the subtropical anticyclonic cells over low-latitude ocean waters. Temperatures are high and can lead to warm, oppressive nights. Summers are usually somewhat wetter than winters, with much of the rainfall coming from convectional thunderstorm activity; tropical cyclones also enhance warm-season rainfall in some regions. The coldest month is usually quite mild, although frosts are not uncommon, and winter precipitation is derived primarily from frontal cyclones along the polar front.

The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa". (Humid Subtropical Climate).

The average temperature for the year in Sydney is 64.0°F (17.8°C). The warmest month, on average, is February with an average temperature of 73.0°F (22.8°C). The coolest month on average is July, with an average temperature of 53.0°F (11.7°C).

The highest recorded temperature in Sydney is 110.0°F (43.3°C), which was recorded in November. The lowest recorded temperature in Sydney is 32.0°F (0°C), which was recorded in July.

The average amount of precipitation for the year in Sydney is 44.5" (1130.3 mm). The month with the most precipitation on average is March with 5.2" (132.1 mm) of precipitation. The month with the least precipitation on average is September with an average of 2.2" (55.9 mm). There are an average of 130.0 days of precipitation, with the most precipitation occurring in March with 13.0 days and the least precipitation occurring in July with 9.0 days.



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