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Jenolan Caves
Atmosphere & charm for families & romance - stays for all budgets
Atmosphere & charm
for families & romance
- stays for all budgets 
Atmosphere & charm
for families & romance
- stays for all budgets
Jenolan Caves

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
7.2°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Saturday 8:40pm EST
Wind Speed: 11km/h gusting to 15km/h
Wind Direction: 352 (N)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 3.4C
Humidity: 77%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Sunday
4C to 12C
Rain Monday
5C to 14C
Showers Tuesday
5C to 7C
Possible shower Wednesday
2C to 9C
Possible shower Thursday
4C to 9C
Cloudy Friday
5C to 10C
Possible shower Saturday
4C to 11C
Katoomba weather
Wollongong radar

Oberon

Current
7.2°C
Frost then sunny

Last updated:
Saturday 8:40pm EST
Wind Speed: 11km/h gusting to 15km/h
Wind Direction: 352 (N)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 3.4C
Humidity: 77%
Forecast
Frost then sunny Sunday
0C to 11C
Rain Monday
1C to 11C
Showers Tuesday
1C to 5C
Possible shower Wednesday
-2C to 6C
Possible shower Thursday
1C to 7C
Cloudy Friday
1C to 8C
Possible shower Saturday
1C to 10C
Oberon weather
Wollongong radar

Springwood

Current
10.7°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Saturday 8:40pm EST
Wind Speed: 4km/h gusting to 4km/h
Wind Direction: 146 (SE)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 9.9C
Humidity: 95%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Sunday
7C to 17C
Rain Monday
7C to 19C
Showers Tuesday
7C to 13C
Possible shower Wednesday
5C to 15C
Possible shower Thursday
8C to 15C
Possible shower Friday
9C to 15C
Possible shower Saturday
8C to 16C
Springwood weather
Sydney radar
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