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1. Posted by Lilylyns (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

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Hi guys - I've been sifting through previous threads and have managed to come up with varied answers!!
I will be travelling to Sydney mid August to stay for a few months + i am unsure what clothes to pack, is it going to be quite cool that time of the year + should I pack jeans + jumpers as well as light clothing??
Any help would b greatly apprciated as I don't want to overload or be cold!

2. Posted by hellopanda (Budding Member 26 posts) 9y

Hey Lilylyns,

Yes, pack some warm clothes!! although coming from the UK, you're probably used to very cold weather, and you'll find Australian winters quite mild.

Sydney in August can sometimes be quite chilly (well, in my opinion!). I would estimate that the temp will be anywhere between 10 and 20 degrees celsius during the day. (but I have to remind you this guess has NO basis other than by own experience, haha, so maybe take it with a grain of salt!! )

In all seriousness though, you'll be fine in jeans and jumpers, although you should maybe throw in a jacket in case you strike a particularly cold day? Once winter ends, you'll be fine with light clothing.

Hope this helps. Enjoy Sydney, you'll love it! :)

3. Posted by Buckra (Budding Member 61 posts) 9y

Firstly it depends on how well you can tolerate the cold back home which as Hellopanda has suggested would fit you well for here. Sydney will be quite mild in August but that is by Australian standards. If you arriving mid August and staying a few months you will be moving into our Spring and perhaps Summer so I wouldn't overpack with bulky stuff at all. Bring primarily what you would wear in spring/summer and maybe a jumper for cool August nights. Jeans yes but don't expect snow or anything like it in Sydney although in the Blue Mountains that can occur unseasonaly. If you go to www.bom.gov.au this will take you to the Australian weather page. You can check Sydney by hitting the NSW map and it may also be able to take you back 12 months so you can check last year's temps in those months. Have fun.:)

4. Posted by Aussie42 (Budding Member 18 posts) 9y

Agree with the previous posts. August is the coldest month in Sydney, but after a few weeks, it will be short sleeves, etc. No need for overcoat, a layered approach should suffice. One point to keep in mind, is that Australian housing and some (older) public transport are not geared for colder weather like Europe and British Isles with central heating, etc. Have a great time

5. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 9y

Yep, August is the dead of winter and although it won't be as cold as Europe, it's still quite cold.

You'll be looking at tops of around 15 - 17 degrees and lows around 8 - 10. It'll be dark by 5pm.

As someone else also said, don't expect central heating in too many places.

The thing I find is that when you go somewhere in winter that is traditionally associated with being a warm place, the winter is even more depressing!

6. Posted by Lilylyns (Budding Member 4 posts) 9y

Thanks guys I appreciate your advice :)