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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
12.4°C
Clearing shower

Last updated:
Thursday 2:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 9km/h gusting to 17km/h
Wind Direction: 80 (E)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 11.5C
Humidity: 94%
Forecast
Clearing shower Thursday
12C to 14C
Mostly sunny Friday
10C to 20C
Mostly sunny Saturday
8C to 24C
Possible shower Sunday
12C to 27C
Possible shower Monday
15C to 26C
Showers Tuesday
15C to 28C
Possible shower Wednesday
16C to 24C
Katoomba weather
Wollongong radar

Oberon

Current
12.4°C
Clearing shower

Last updated:
Thursday 2:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 9km/h gusting to 17km/h
Wind Direction: 80 (E)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 11.5C
Humidity: 94%
Forecast
Clearing shower Thursday
8C to 17C
Mostly sunny Friday
5C to 21C
Mostly sunny Saturday
4C to 25C
Possible shower Sunday
9C to 25C
Possible shower Monday
11C to 25C
Showers Tuesday
11C to 27C
Possible shower Wednesday
12C to 25C
Oberon weather
Wollongong radar

Springwood

Current
19.3°C
Clearing shower

Last updated:
Thursday 2:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 9km/h gusting to 13km/h
Wind Direction: 190 (S)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 16.3C
Humidity: 83%
Forecast
Clearing shower Thursday
15C to 19C
Mostly sunny Friday
13C to 24C
Mostly sunny Saturday
11C to 29C
Possible shower Sunday
15C to 32C
Possible shower Monday
17C to 31C
Showers Tuesday
18C to 33C
Possible shower Wednesday
19C to 27C
Springwood weather
Sydney radar

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