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Lucas Heights
SydneyNew South Wales
Postcode(s) 2234
Location 31 km (19 mi) south-west of Sydney CBD
LGA(s) Sutherland Shire
State electorate(s) Holsworthy
Federal Division(s) Hughes
Suburbs around Lucas Heights:
Bangor Barden Ridge Woronora
Holsworthy Lucas Heights Woronora Heights
Engadine Yarrawarrah Loftus

Lucas Heights is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located 31 kilometres south-west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire. Lucas Heights is located on the Woronora River, which flows north into the Georges River.

Unusually for a suburb, Lucas Heights does not contain a residential area. The residential area previously part of Lucas Heights was renamed Barden Ridge in 1996 to increase the real estate value of the area, as it would no longer be instantly associated with the HIFAR nuclear reactor.

History

Lucas Heights was named after John Lucas Senior, a flour miller who in 1823 was granted 150 acres (0.6 km2) on the 'head of unnamed stream into Georges River'. He built a water-driven mill for grinding corn from the Illawarra farms. Small ships sailed up the coast into Botany Bay, Georges River and the Woronora River.

Climate

Due to its elevation, Lucas Heights is one of the few places in Sydney that has a borderline Oceanic (Cfb) and a Humid subtropical climate (Cfa).

Climate data for Lucas Heights
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.2
(106.2)
42.0
(107.6)
39.8
(103.6)
32.4
(90.3)
26.9
(80.4)
23.5
(74.3)
24.0
(75.2)
28.0
(82.4)
34.4
(93.9)
34.0
(93.2)
41.5
(106.7)
40.0
(104)
42.0
(107.6)
Average high °C (°F) 25.9
(78.6)
26.0
(78.8)
24.7
(76.5)
22.3
(72.1)
18.9
(66)
16.2
(61.2)
15.8
(60.4)
17.2
(63)
19.5
(67.1)
21.6
(70.9)
23.4
(74.1)
25.7
(78.3)
21.4
(70.5)
Average low °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
17.6
(63.7)
16.1
(61)
13.3
(55.9)
10.1
(50.2)
8.2
(46.8)
6.6
(43.9)
7.4
(45.3)
9.4
(48.9)
11.9
(53.4)
13.7
(56.7)
15.9
(60.6)
12.3
(54.1)
Record low °C (°F) 10.9
(51.6)
11.1
(52)
8.4
(47.1)
5.6
(42.1)
4.3
(39.7)
-0.5
(31.1)
-0.6
(30.9)
1.6
(34.9)
3.1
(37.6)
3.5
(38.3)
6.8
(44.2)
8.8
(47.8)
-0.6
(30.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 92.5
(3.642)
104.1
(4.098)
119.0
(4.685)
92.0
(3.622)
79.9
(3.146)
101.0
(3.976)
59.6
(2.346)
67.6
(2.661)
51.8
(2.039)
70.2
(2.764)
92.9
(3.657)
77.9
(3.067)
1,007.6
(39.669)
Humidity 62 63 63 58 58 61 52 51 52 57 57 57 57
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 10.9 11.1 11.8 9.6 9.4 9.8 7.7 7.6 7.9 9.8 10.9 10.0 116.5

Coordinates: 34°02′56″S 150°58′30″E / 34.049°S 150.975°E / -34.049; 150.975

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