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Climate

Temperature

The climate of the Blue Mountains is somewhat more temperate than the lower Sydney region. There is generally a 2°C drop in temperature every 300 metres increase in altitude. Therefore with Mount Victoria being over 1000 metres above Sea Level, you would expect the temperature to be around 7°C lower than Sydney.

During the winter months (June, July August), the average temperature in the Upper Mountains is around 5°C while in Summer (December, January February), the average temperature is around 18°C.

The Lower Blue Mountains has a much warmer climate. Lapstone is only 160 metres above sea level through to Faulconbridge which is 446 metres. The average temperature is 16°C in winter and 29°C during the summer months.

Below is a graph which illustrates the average maximum and minimum temperatures for each month of the year within Katoomba

1981-2010 average max and min temperatures (°C) - Katoomba1981-2010 average max and min temperatures (°C) - Katoomba

Rainfall

The Blue Mountains has a similar rainfall to Sydney.

The Upper Blue Mountains receives an average of around 1050mm per year while the Lower Blue Mountains receives around 850mm per year.

1981-2010 average rainfall (mm) for each month - Katoomba.1981-2010 average rainfall (mm) for each month - Katoomba.

1981-2010 average number of rain days (>1mm) - Katoomba.1981-2010 average number of rain days (>1mm) - Katoomba.

Snowfall

The Blue Mountains generally has a reputation for snow in winter, however, despite the cool temperatures there are only around 5 snow days per year in the upper mountains.

It is extremely rare to see snow below Lawson. It is not unusual to see white blankets of frost covering the ground in the early morning hours.

Of an evening, thick coverings of ice can form on car windscreens. The crisp cool air of winter makes the Blue Mountains an ideal location for Yulefest. Cosy log fires can be found in many fine establishments.

 

Katoomba

Current
18.2°C
Possible thunderstorm

Last updated:
Tuesday 7:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 13km/h gusting to 17km/h
Wind Direction: 280° (W)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 14.7°C
Humidity: 80%
Forecast
Possible thunderstorm Tuesday
18°C to 31°C
Possible thunderstorm Wednesday
21°C to 31°C
Mostly sunny Thursday
17°C to 26°C
Mostly sunny Friday
18°C to 33°C
Mostly sunny Saturday
23°C to 35°C
Possible shower Sunday
22°C to 35°C
Possible shower Monday
19°C to 28°C
Katoomba weather
Wollongong radar

Oberon

Current
18.2°C
Fog then sunny

Last updated:
Tuesday 7:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 13km/h gusting to 17km/h
Wind Direction: 280° (W)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 14.7°C
Humidity: 80%
Forecast
Fog then sunny Tuesday
16°C to 34°C
Possible thunderstorm Wednesday
19°C to 34°C
Sunny Thursday
16°C to 32°C
Fog then sunny Friday
16°C to 36°C
Late shower Saturday
19°C to 38°C
Late thunder Sunday
20°C to 35°C
Thunderstorms Monday
19°C to 32°C
Oberon weather
Wollongong radar

Springwood

Current
23.0°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Tuesday 7:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 2km/h gusting to 4km/h
Wind Direction: 290° (WNW)
Rain since 9am: 0.6mm
Dew Point: 22.5°C
Humidity: 97%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Tuesday
19°C to 34°C
Possible thunderstorm Wednesday
22°C to 33°C
Mostly sunny Thursday
18°C to 29°C
Mostly sunny Friday
19°C to 36°C
Mostly sunny Saturday
23°C to 37°C
Possible shower Sunday
22°C to 39°C
Possible shower Monday
20°C to 29°C
Springwood weather
Sydney radar
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