Sydney - Highest Temperature for Each Year





Here's where you'll find answers to questions about the highest temperatures and hottest days in Sydney, New South Wales Australia. How hot did it get in 2020? When was the last time thermometers in Sydney rose above 40 °C? What was the highest temperature in Sydney a century ago? Answers to those questions and much more can be found quickly and easily in the list below of record high temperatures.

This page gives the highest temperature for each year in Sydney and the date that it happened. A date with a plus sign means it was that hot on at least one other day earlier that year.

These records were observed at Sydney's Observatory Hill Park and go back to 1859. The highest temperature measured during that time was 43 degrees Celsius (110 Fahrenheit) on January 7, 2018.

Highest Sydney temperatures in recent years
Max °F Date Max °C
106 January 23, 2020 41
103 January 31, 2019 39
110 January 07, 2018 43
103 January 31, 2017 39
103 January 14, 2016 39
106 November 20, 2015 41
98 November 01, 2014 + 37
108 January 08, 2013 42
94 October 05, 2012 34
107 February 05, 2011 42
106 January 23, 2010 41
Highest temperature recorded at Sydney each year
Max °F Date Max °C
106 January 24, 2009 41
95 October 31, 2008 35
102 January 21, 2007 39
101 November 22, 2006 38
102 December 07, 2005 39
104 December 01, 2004 40
102 January 18, 2003 39
100 November 26, 2002 + 38
97 December 24, 2001 36
102 December 22, 2000 39
90 October 10, 1999 32
101 February 27, 1998 38
100 December 02, 1997 38
1996
98 November 27, 1995 + 37
106 December 21, 1994 41
99 January 17, 1993 37
96 January 23, 1992 36
105 February 14, 1991 41
104 December 23, 1990 40
98 December 26, 1989 37
103 November 03, 1988 39
99 February 03, 1987 37
103 February 09, 1986 39
102 December 20, 1985 39
97 January 25, 1984 36
104 January 09, 1983 40
107 November 25, 1982 42
102 December 05, 1981 39
106 February 21, 1980 41
104 December 05, 1979 40
99 January 15, 1978 37
107 February 01, 1977 42
99 December 07, 1976 37
103 January 02, 1975 39
101 November 12, 1974 38
103 February 06, 1973 39
104 December 23, 1972 40
95 December 04, 1971 35
97 December 18, 1970 36
102 January 08, 1969 39
97 February 01, 1968 36
102 January 22, 1967 39
96 March 09, 1966 36
102 March 06, 1965 39
105 January 07, 1964 41
98 December 25, 1963 37
98 February 08, 1962 37
107 January 29, 1961 42
108 January 27, 1960 42
94 November 30, 1959 34
98 February 27, 1958 37
108 December 20, 1957 42
97 December 30, 1956 36
104 January 03, 1955 40
97 February 18, 1954 36
107 December 21, 1953 42
106 January 25, 1952 41
100 March 06, 1951 38
103 January 06, 1950 39
98 December 04, 1949 37
97 October 26, 1948 36
94 December 31, 1947 34
105 November 06, 1946 41
102 December 17, 1945 39
103 January 23, 1944 39
99 February 06, 1943 37
107 January 04, 1942 42
103 November 30, 1941 39
106 January 25, 1940 41
102 December 12, 1939 + 39
98 December 10, 1938 37
98 January 19, 1937 37
100 November 06, 1936 38
102 January 23, 1935 39
103 January 24, 1934 39
101 January 11, 1933 38
106 January 22, 1932 41
104 February 20, 1931 40
106 February 22, 1930 41
106 January 09, 1929 41
101 January 01, 1928 38
101 March 18, 1927 38
108 February 08, 1926 42
104 December 19, 1925 40
98 January 09, 1924 37
103 January 15, 1923 39
104 December 24, 1922 40
99 March 25, 1921 37
98 November 24, 1920 37
100 December 22, 1919 38
101 December 20, 1918 38
100 December 23, 1917 38
97 January 11, 1916 36
105 January 26, 1915 41
101 December 12, 1914 38
101 February 18, 1913 + 38
103 January 15, 1912 39
101 December 11, 1911 38
97 December 27, 1910 36
104 January 03, 1909 40
102 November 07, 1908 39
91 December 16, 1907 33
97 February 22, 1906 36
98 November 17, 1905 37
107 December 31, 1904 42
98 February 03, 1903 37
100 December 24, 1902 38
104 December 17, 1901 40
104 December 17, 1900 40
102 December 01, 1899 39
99 October 19, 1898 37
99 November 20, 1897 37
108 January 13, 1896 42
96 December 16, 1895 36
98 November 26, 1894 37
94 December 06, 1893 34
90 February 11, 1892 32
98 December 30, 1891 37
94 November 07, 1890 + 34
103 January 14, 1889 39
98 January 18, 1888 37
94 October 18, 1887 34
97 February 12, 1886 36
98 November 05, 1885 37
101 January 14, 1884 38
100 December 12, 1883 38
100 December 19, 1882 38
101 February 13, 1881 38
95 November 14, 1880 35
96 December 01, 1879 36
103 November 21, 1878 39
97 December 23, 1877 36
97 February 25, 1876 36
99 February 04, 1875 37
96 December 23, 1874 36
100 December 16, 1873 38
98 January 17, 1872 37
104 December 22, 1871 40
105 January 13, 1870 41
103 March 03, 1869 39
101 December 25, 1868 38
99 November 16, 1867 37
101 February 19, 1866 38
102 December 21, 1865 39
94 January 26, 1864 + 34
107 January 05, 1863 42
101 December 06, 1862 38
97 March 24, 1861 36
99 January 12, 1860 37
98 January 18, 1859 37
Reference

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology. Climate Data Online.

Jay Lawrimore. 2016. Global Summary of the Year, Version 1.0. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 

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