Sydney, NSW UV Index

  • January 28, 2020
  • UV Alert: 9:00 AM EDT to 5:00 PM EDT
  • Max UV Index: 13

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
    2020-01-28T09:00:00.000+11:00 25.7 S 180 4.7 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2020-01-28T12:00:00.000+11:00 29.4 ESE 113 10.8 5 0.0 mostly_clear
    2020-01-28T15:00:00.000+11:00 29.1 E 90 16.0 5 0.0 mostly_cloudy
    2020-01-28T18:00:00.000+11:00 27.6 ESE 113 16.6 25 0.2 mostly_cloudy
    2020-01-28T21:00:00.000+11:00 25.5 S 180 17.9 48 0.1 possible_shower
    2020-01-29T00:00:00.000+11:00 24.2 S 180 21.3 63 0.2 possible_shower
    2020-01-29T03:00:00.000+11:00 22.8 SSW 203 18.4 36 0.0 possible_shower
    2020-01-29T06:00:00.000+11:00 22.2 SSW 203 15.6 17 0.0 mostly_cloudy
  • Warnings for New South Wales ACT

    Issue Time State Warning
    Tue 05:04 EDT NSW/ACT Fire Weather Warning for Southern Ranges Fire area
    Tue 05:03 EDT NSW/ACT Fire Weather Warning for ACT
    Mon 10:07 EDT NSW/ACT Minor Flood Warning for the Paroo River (NSW)
  • 7 Day Forecast for Sydney

    Jan 28
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    Feb 1
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    Possible shower
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    Mostly sunny
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    Possible shower
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    Maximum 30°C 27°C 29°C 31°C 34°C 36°C 26°C
    Minimum 23°C 22°C 21°C 22°C 23°C 26°C 21°C
    Chance of Rain 60% 10% 10% 5% 5% 90% 90%
    Rain Amount 1-5mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm < 1mm 5-10mm 5-10mm
    UV Index Extreme Extreme Very High Extreme Extreme
  • Marine and Tides for Sydney


    Northerly 15/20 knots shifting southerly during the morning then tending southeasterly in the afternoon. Winds increasing to 15/25 knots in the late afternoon and evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.

    Outlook Wednesday: Southerly 15/20 knots turning east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the morning. Swell: Northeasterly around 1 metre.

    Outlook Thursday: North to northwesterly below 10 knots, tending north to northeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.


    Tue:SE increasing 15/25 kt
    Wed:S 15/20 kt
    Thu:N/NE 15/20 kt
  • Sydney Almanac

    Month to date »

    Past 5 Days

      Min Max Rain to 9am
    Mon 27/01 22.8°C 29.0°C 0.0mm
    Sun 26/01 24.5°C 32.0°C 0.2mm
    Sat 25/01 22.5°C 28.6°C 1.6mm
    Fri 24/01 23.2°C 26.5°C 0.0mm
    Thu 23/01 23.1°C 41.3°C 0.0mm

    Year to Date

    Average rainfall to Jan 102.2mm 12.2 day(s)
    Total for 2020 71.4mm 15 day(s)
    Total to this day 2019 48.8mm 10 day(s)
    Wettest day 30.6mm Jan 18
    Lowest temperature 17.4°C Jan 13
    Highest temperature 41.3°C Jan 23
    Full climatology »


    January minimum temperature
    Lowest this month 17.4°C 13th
    Lowest on record 10.6°C 18th 1949
    Average this month 20.6°C +1.9°C
    Long-term average 18.7°C
    January maximum temperature
    Highest this month 41.3°C 23rd
    Highest on record 45.8°C 18th 2013
    Average this month 27.8°C +1.8°C
    Long-term average 26.0°C
    January rainfall
    Wettest this month 30.6mm 18th
    Total this month 71.4mm 15 day(s)
    Long-term average 102.2mm 12.2 day(s)
    Wettest on record 387.1mm 1911
    Driest on record 5.6mm 1985
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