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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
9.7°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Wednesday 2:00am EST
Wind Speed: 32km/h gusting to 46km/h
Wind Direction: 252 (WSW)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 4.3C
Humidity: 69%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Wednesday
9C to 17C
Mostly sunny Thursday
6C to 19C
Mostly sunny Friday
8C to 21C
Sunny Saturday
8C to 20C
Late shower Sunday
11C to 18C
Clearing shower Monday
13C to 16C
Mostly sunny Tuesday
8C to 15C
Katoomba weather
Wollongong radar

Oberon

Current
9.7°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Wednesday 2:00am EST
Wind Speed: 32km/h gusting to 46km/h
Wind Direction: 252 (WSW)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 4.3C
Humidity: 69%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Wednesday
6C to 16C
Mostly sunny Thursday
2C to 18C
Mostly sunny Friday
5C to 20C
Sunny Saturday
4C to 20C
Late shower Sunday
8C to 19C
Clearing shower Monday
9C to 15C
Mostly sunny Tuesday
5C to 14C
Oberon weather
Wollongong radar

Springwood

Current
15.9°C
Sunny

Last updated:
Wednesday 2:00am EST
Wind Speed: 13km/h gusting to 19km/h
Wind Direction: 334 (NNW)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 9.6C
Humidity: 66%
Forecast
Sunny Wednesday
12C to 22C
Mostly sunny Thursday
10C to 23C
Mostly sunny Friday
11C to 24C
Sunny Saturday
12C to 24C
Late shower Sunday
14C to 22C
Possible shower Monday
16C to 20C
Sunny Tuesday
11C to 20C
Springwood weather
Sydney radar
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