Tourists can visit the Blue Mountains at any time of the year. However, the recreational activities that tourists and locals enjoy depend on the weather in the Blue Mountains.
Learning the climate and weather patterns beforehand helps visitors plan their travel times to visit as many attraction sites as possible.
The Blue Mountains receive the highest amount of rainfall between February and March and between November and December. Visiting the mountain peaks in these months is not advisable because of the limited outdoor activities. Mountain hikes and tours during the wet weather in the Blue Mountains are risky.
The upper mountains receive a higher amount of rainfall in a year (an average of 105 cm) than the lower mountains (85 cm). During the rainy season, the upper mountains have more misty days than the lower mountains.
The Blue Mountains climate is cooler than the climate in the lower parts of Sydney. The temperature levels vary across seasons. The average temperature during winter is about 50 C while the temperature during summer is about 180 C.
The winter months are June to August while summer months are from December to February. The temperature during summer may be slightly high during the day but they are bearable. Summer nights are cool. The Blue Mountains weather during winter is perfect for Yulefest, which one of the most popular events in Australia.
The climate in the Blue Mountains is warmer in the lower region. Visitors who cannot bear the cold temperature during winter can enjoy the warmer weather in the Blue Mountains in this region. The average temperature in the lower region during summer is 290C and 160 C during winter.
Current Blue Mountains Weather
What is the current temperature in the Blue Mountains? How cold does it get in Katoomba?
Snow in the Blue Mountains
The region has cold temperatures in winter especially the upper Blue Mountains. However, snowfalls have reduced over the years. Snow falls only for about three to five days in a year. Snowfalls are less common in the lower Blue Mountains.
The Blue Mountains climate in canyons and valleys is slightly different from the climate in the mountain peaks. Temperatures in the mountain ranges do not fall below the freezing points. However, the temperatures are lower in the canyons and valleys.
There is no best time or places to visit in the Blue Mountains. The time and place depend on your interests and idea of fun. Information on the Blue Mountains weather and climate should guide on what to expect at different times of the year.