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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) - 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 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.

Springwood

Current
20.5°C
Sunny

Last updated:
Tuesday 10:30pm EDT
Wind Speed: 22km/h gusting to 26km/h
Wind Direction: 20° (NNE)
Rain since 9am: 13.8mm
Dew Point: 19.8°C
Humidity: 96%
Forecast
Sunny Wednesday
18°C to 27°C
Mostly sunny Thursday
15°C to 24°C
Possible shower Friday
15°C to 25°C
Possible shower Saturday
15°C to 22°C
Possible shower Sunday
16°C to 26°C
Mostly sunny Monday
16°C to 29°C
Mostly sunny Tuesday
17°C to 31°C
Springwood weather
Sydney radar

Katoomba

Current
15.8°C
Sunny

Last updated:
Tuesday 10:36pm EDT
Wind Speed: 15km/h gusting to 26km/h
Wind Direction: 20° (NNE)
Rain since 9am: 6.6mm
Dew Point: 13.5°C
Humidity: 86%
Forecast
Sunny Wednesday
13°C to 22°C
Mostly sunny Thursday
9°C to 21°C
Possible shower Friday
10°C to 23°C
Possible shower Saturday
11°C to 18°C
Possible shower Sunday
11°C to 22°C
Mostly sunny Monday
12°C to 25°C
Mostly sunny Tuesday
13°C to 28°C
Katoomba weather
Wollongong radar

Oberon

Current
15.8°C
Mostly sunny

Last updated:
Tuesday 10:36pm EDT
Wind Speed: 15km/h gusting to 26km/h
Wind Direction: 20° (NNE)
Rain since 9am: 6.6mm
Dew Point: 13.5°C
Humidity: 86%
Forecast
Mostly sunny Wednesday
12°C to 23°C
Sunny Thursday
10°C to 26°C
Mostly sunny Friday
12°C to 26°C
Mostly sunny Saturday
13°C to 25°C
Mostly sunny Sunday
14°C to 26°C
Late shower Monday
14°C to 27°C
Possible shower Tuesday
15°C to 30°C
Oberon weather
Wollongong radar
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