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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
17.5°C
Possible thunderstorm

Last updated:
Monday 12:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 7km/h gusting to 13km/h
Wind Direction: 30° (NNE)
Rain since 9am: 3.2mm
Dew Point: 17.0°C
Humidity: 97%
Forecast
Possible thunderstorm Monday
17°C to 23°C
Possible thunderstorm Tuesday
18°C to 31°C
Possible thunderstorm Wednesday
21°C to 31°C
Possible shower Thursday
19°C to 28°C
Mostly sunny Friday
21°C to 35°C
Possible thunderstorm Saturday
23°C to 31°C
Mostly sunny Sunday
20°C to 35°C
Katoomba weather
Wollongong radar

Oberon

Current
17.5°C
Thunderstorms

Last updated:
Monday 12:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 7km/h gusting to 13km/h
Wind Direction: 30° (NNE)
Rain since 9am: 3.2mm
Dew Point: 17.0°C
Humidity: 97%
Forecast
Thunderstorms Monday
18°C to 30°C
Fog then sunny Tuesday
17°C to 34°C
Thunderstorms Wednesday
19°C to 33°C
Mostly sunny Thursday
17°C to 34°C
Sunny Friday
18°C to 37°C
Late shower Saturday
22°C to 37°C
Late shower Sunday
21°C to 37°C
Oberon weather
Wollongong radar

Springwood

Current
22.5°C
Possible thunderstorm

Last updated:
Monday 12:30am EDT
Wind Speed: 0km/h gusting to 0km/h
Wind Direction: 0° (N)
Rain since 9am: 0.0mm
Dew Point: 21.0°C
Humidity: 91%
Pressure: 1020.1hPa
Forecast
Possible thunderstorm Monday
19°C to 26°C
Mostly sunny Tuesday
19°C to 34°C
Possible thunderstorm Wednesday
21°C to 35°C
Possible shower Thursday
19°C to 30°C
Mostly sunny Friday
21°C to 38°C
Possible thunderstorm Saturday
23°C to 32°C
Mostly sunny Sunday
21°C to 39°C
Springwood weather
Sydney radar
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