Sydney (Observatory Hill) Total rainfall for Sydney (Observatory Hill) was 514.6 mm, which is 173% of the long-term average of 297.7 mm and the wettest summer since 1991/1992; During the February rain event, Sydney (Observatory Hill) had 242.0 mm rain in two days and 391.6 mm in four days, the highest such totals since 1992 and 1990 respectively This broke the previous record for the hottest day in Australia ever, set on … The mercury hit 47.3C (117F) on Sunday in the suburb of Penrith. Monday's forecast for Sydney, perhaps unsurprisingly, is for more hot weather - and some rain later in the day. Find day trips to take today or this coming weekend. What is the hottest day in Australian history? No trip to Sydney is complete without a trip to Watson's Bay and a seafood splurge at Doyles. Sydney is a great travel destination with a lot to do and see, but sometimes you need to get away and explore the surrounding areas. Enjoy the sweeping views of the harbour! Australia’s hottest day ever was during the Angry Summer , January 7, 2013, where the temperature of the entire country was measured at 40.3C. Book the best day trips from Sydney, Australia directly on Tripadvisor and take the stress out of planning. The observation deck of the city gives you a bird’s eye view of Sydney city proper. It's a tradition from the old days, when Doyles sold fish and chips to youngsters like myself, who marvelled at the huge sharks weighed in on the old wharf. Sydney is sweating through its hottest day in 12 months as power outages affected the city’s eastern suburbs on Thursday morning. At Sydney Tower, 100 Market St, go up to the observation deck for panoramic views of the city. Read 11,799 traveler reviews and view photos of different trips from Sydney to various destinations. So there you have it, this is the essential guide for anybody who is strapped for time. People have flocked to the beach and tennis players been forced off court on Sydney's hottest day for 79 years.