Weather Blue Mountains
More temperate than the lower Sydney region, one can expect roughly a
2°C increase for every 300-meter increase in altitude in the Blue
Mountains. During the winter months of June, July and August, the
average temperature in the lower Blue Mountains is 16°C while the Upper
Mountains is closer to about 5°C.
The summer months of December, January and February fluctuate a bit
from that of winter. The higher elevations bring temperatures of around
18°C, while in the lower regions of the same mountains hover about 29°C.
Every season has its own unique beauty and rain cycles as well. The
summer months typically bring more rainfall. Ranging from 748 mm to 1400
mm depending on precisely where in the Mountains you may be. Of course,
the higher the elevation, the more rain or misty days one is likely to
Visiting during the winter months, one can expect to find a few snowy
days as well. You can also expect to find hundreds of students from the
University of Sydney when they converge for their annual “Green
campaign”. Campgrounds are usually rather full during the students
June-July semester break.
Before you go out on any hike, whether it be a one hour jaunt or a
three day hike, make sure you check with the weather for blue mountains
with the local weather gurus to ensure you know what is in store. When
dealing with a multitude of altitudes, weather can be calm and warm in
the lower levels of gorges and canyons, while at the same time it is wet
and cold near the peaks and higher levels of the mountains.
The summer season brings forth the Yule Celebrations, while spring
and autumn are times of multiple festivals as well as when the flora and
fauna are found in abundance.
Whatever season you chose to visit, bring your camera, a jacket and
appropriate other hiking clothes because every time of year is perfect
for hiking the bushwalks within this incredibly scenic and diverse
“range” of Mountains.