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Sydney Forecast


Issued at: 15:55:32 EST on 2012 May 11

Today
City CentreClear.
ParramattaClear.
PenrithClear.7/22°C
Saturday
City CentreMostly sunny.12/20°C
ParramattaSunny.10/20°C
PenrithSunny.11/20°C
Sunday
City CentreSunny.10/19°C
ParramattaSunny.7/19°C
PenrithSunny.8/19°C
Monday
City CentrePartly cloudy.11/18°C
ParramattaMostly sunny.8/18°C
PenrithSunny.8/18°C
Tuesday
City CentrePartly cloudy.10/20°C
ParramattaPartly cloudy.7/20°C
PenrithPartly cloudy.7/20°C
Wednesday
City CentrePartly cloudy.12/20°C
ParramattaPartly cloudy.8/20°C
PenrithPartly cloudy.8/21°C
Thursday
City CentreMostly sunny.10/21°C
ParramattaMostly sunny.7/21°C
PenrithMostly sunny.7/22°C
Friday
City CentreMostly sunny.10/23°C
ParramattaMostly sunny.7/22°C
PenrithMostly sunny.7/22°C

Source: The Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Sydney weather
monthly average figures
month Jan Apr Jul Oct
°C max 26 22 16 22
°C min 18 14 8 13
sun hrs 7 6 6 7
rain mm 90 135 117 71
Note: For °F hover the underlined numbers with the mouse pointer.

Wind speed description
Description Speed
Light <19km/h
Moderate 20-30km/h
Fresh 31-39km/h
Strong 40-61km/h
Gale 62-87km/h
Storm 88-102km/h
Hurricane >103km/h
Note: Wind speed in knots is approximately half the km/h figure (1km/h = 0.54kts).
21 Octomber
1944 - The heavy cruiser HMAS Australia, operating in the Philippines, is hit by a kamikaze aircraft, killing 20 and wounding 54, in what is believed to be the first attack of its kind.

1978 - Civilian pilot Frederick Valentich vanishes in a Cessna 182 over Bass Strait south of Melbourne, after reporting contact with an unidentified aircraft.
Australian slang
  • mutton bird Tasmanian
  • durry cigarette
  • shoot through to leave
  • mozzie mosquito
  • footie/footy Australian football
  • pozzy position,seat
  • trough lolly round solid piece of perfumed disinfectant in a men's urinal
  • lob in drop in to see someone
  • lemon bad quality, faulty product