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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
13.7°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Wednesday 1:00am EDT
Wind Speed: 13km/h gusting to 17km/h
Wind Direction: 68 (ENE)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 12.1C
Humidity: 90%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Wednesday
13C to 26C
Sunny Thursday
13C to 30C
Possible thunderstorm Friday
15C to 27C
Showers Saturday
15C to 18C
Possible shower Sunday
12C to 18C
Possible shower Monday
11C to 21C
Possible shower Tuesday
13C to 23C
Katoomba weather
Wollongong radar

Oberon

Current
13.7°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Wednesday 1:00am EDT
Wind Speed: 13km/h gusting to 17km/h
Wind Direction: 68 (ENE)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 12.1C
Humidity: 90%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Wednesday
10C to 28C
Sunny Thursday
12C to 31C
Possible thunderstorm Friday
14C to 29C
Showers Saturday
12C to 21C
Possible shower Sunday
10C to 20C
Possible shower Monday
9C to 23C
Possible shower Tuesday
10C to 25C
Oberon weather
Wollongong radar

Springwood

Current
20.7°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Wednesday 1:00am EDT
Wind Speed: 0km/h gusting to 0km/h
Wind Direction: 0 (CAL)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 15.4C
Humidity: 71%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Wednesday
16C to 29C
Sunny Thursday
16C to 33C
Possible thunderstorm Friday
18C to 30C
Possible thunderstorm Saturday
18C to 22C
Possible shower Sunday
16C to 22C
Possible shower Monday
14C to 24C
Possible shower Tuesday
16C to 26C
Springwood weather
Sydney radar
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