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Sydney, NSW UV Index


  • January 17, 2021
  • UV Alert: 8:50 AM to 5:10 PM
  • Max UV Index: 11

Tips for Protecting yourself Against Skin Cancer

  • Apply SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sun-screen liberally to clean, dry skin, at least 15 minutes before being exposed to the sun, and reapply at least every two hours when outdoors.
  • Put on a broad-brimmed hat that shades your face, neck and ears.
  • Wear sun protective clothing that covers as much of your body as possible.
  • Seek shade
  • Wear wrap-around sunglasses

Avoid going outdoors unprotected between 10am - 3pm when ultraviolet radiation is the strongest.

  • Next 24 Hours in Sydney

    DateTemperatureWind DirectionWind DegreesWind SpeedPrecip ProbPrecip RateIcon
    2021-01-17T18:00:00.000+11:00 23.5 SE 135 19.4 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-17T21:00:00.000+11:00 21.0 SE 135 11.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-18T00:00:00.000+11:00 20.4 SE 135 7.2 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-01-18T03:00:00.000+11:00 19.2 NE 45 3.2 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2021-01-18T06:00:00.000+11:00 18.0 N 0 3.9 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-18T09:00:00.000+11:00 21.8 NNW 338 7.6 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-18T12:00:00.000+11:00 27.4 NNE 23 13.4 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2021-01-18T15:00:00.000+11:00 29.0 ENE 68 19.7 5 0.0 clear
  • Warnings for New South Wales ACT

    Issue Time State Warning
    Sun 16:05 EDT NSW/ACT Gale Warning for Eden Coast. Cancellation for Batemans Coast
    Fri 10:40 EDT NSW/ACT Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)
  • 7 Day Forecast for Sydney

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    Summary
    Mostly sunny
    Mostly sunny
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    Clearing shower
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    Cloudy
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    Mostly sunny
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    Maximum 26°C 29°C 25°C 24°C 27°C 33°C 31°C
    Minimum 16°C 18°C 19°C 18°C 16°C 19°C 21°C
    Chance of Rain 5% 80% 70% 10% 30% 30% 5%
    Rain Amount < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 1-5mm < 1mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Sydney

    Forecast

    Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 2 metres.

    Outlook Monday: Variable below 10 knots becoming northerly 10/15 knots in the middle of the day then tending northeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2.5 metres.

    Outlook Tuesday: Southeast to southwesterly 15/20 knots tending southerly 20/30 knots in the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15/25 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Southerly 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/4 metres during the day.

    Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly 3/5 metres.


    Winds

    Sun:SE 10/15 kt
    Mon:N 10/15 kt
    Tue:S 20/30 kt
    Wed:S/SE 15/20 kt
  • Sydney - Observatory Hill Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Sun 17/01 16.3°C 27.1°C 0.0mm
    Sat 16/01 17.3°C 27.0°C 0.0mm
    Fri 15/01 20.6°C 28.1°C 0.0mm
    Thu 14/01 20.8°C 31.6°C 0.0mm
    Wed 13/01 20.9°C 29.8°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jan 101.4mm 12.2 day(s)
    Total for 2021 39.6mm 8 day(s)
    Total to this day 2020 36.8mm 7 day(s)
    Wettest day 13.0mm Jan 5
    Lowest temperature 16.1°C Jan 2
    Highest temperature 31.6°C Jan 14
    Full climatology »

    Climatology

    January minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 16.1°C 2nd
    Lowest on record 10.6°C 18th 1949
    Average this month 18.5°C -0.3°C
    Long-term average 18.8°C
    January maximum temperature
    Highest this month 31.6°C 14th
    Highest on record 45.8°C 18th 2013
    Average this month 26.7°C +0.7°C
    Long-term average 26.0°C
    January rainfall
    Wettest this month 13.0mm 5th
    Total this month 39.6mm 8 day(s)
    Long-term average 101.4mm 12.2 day(s)
    Wettest on record 387.1mm 1911
    Driest on record 5.6mm 1985
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