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Weather Melbourne

Last updated:

2 Oct

Local Time: 23:44 EST UK Time: 14:44 BST
SW 2mph
  • Sunrise 05:54
  • Sunset 18:24
  • Moonrise 11:31
  • Moonset 01:02
Temp feels like: 52°F (11°C)
Length of Day: 14h 43m
Humidity: 87 %
Dew Point: 48°F (9°C)
Pressure: 30.24 " (1024 hpa)
Visiblity: 6 miles (10 km)

Average for October: 59°F (15°C)

  • Flag of AustraliaAscot Vale 52°F (11°C) 3 miles 5 km
  • Flag of AustraliaPreston 52°F (11°C) 5 miles 9 km
  • Flag of AustraliaBrighton 52°F (11°C) 7 miles 12 km
  • Flag of AustraliaAlbion 52°F (11°C) 8 miles 13 km
  • Flag of AustraliaVermont 52°F (11°C) 13 miles 21 km
  • Flag of AustraliaSelby 52°F (11°C) 24 miles 39 km
  • Flag of AustraliaCranbourne 52°F (11°C) 24 miles 39 km
  • Flag of AustraliaBullarto 52°F (11°C) 49 miles 79 km
  • Flag of AustraliaAlmurta 54°F (12°C) 55 miles 88 km
  • Flag of AustraliaDean 48°F (9°C) 59 miles 95 km
  • Flag of AustraliaAlfredton 48°F (9°C) 65 miles 104 km
  • Flag of AustraliaAireys Inlet 48°F (9°C) 65 miles 105 km
  • Flag of AustraliaMatlock 52°F (11°C) 70 miles 113 km
  • Flag of AustraliaNewtown 48°F (9°C) 72 miles 116 km
  • Flag of AustraliaMirboo 54°F (12°C) 81 miles 130 km
  • Flag of AustraliaBendigo 52°F (11°C) 81 miles 131 km
  • Flag of AustraliaEpsom 52°F (11°C) 84 miles 135 km
  • Flag of AustraliaAlma 52°F (11°C) 88 miles 142 km
  • Flag of AustraliaJumbuk 54°F (12°C) 92 miles 147 km
  • Flag of AustraliaBalook 52°F (11°C) 97 miles 156 km
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Weather Overview for Melbourne

Melbourne, technically the metropolitan area of Greater Melbourne, has a maritime temperate climate prone to drastic, unpredictable changes in short spaces of time.  This changeability has seen the assimilation of the phrase ‘four seasons in one day’ into Melbourne’s local culture. The city sees all four seasons with hot summers and mild winters. The city is in the southeast of Australia, on Victoria’s northern coast. The city wraps around Port Phillip Bay which opens into the Bass Straight, separating Australia from Tasmania and the surrounding islands.

Summer in Melbourne lasts from December till February and average highs of 24°C rise marginally to 26°C in January and February. December still experiences quite changeable conditions but by the end of the month Melbourne summer launches into full swing. Rainfall does not vary much throughout the year in Melbourne and is generally low. This season is sometimes affected by droughts which combined with the heat can sometimes lead to grass and forest fires. Heat waves sometimes torment the city as in January (2009) with temperatures getting up to a stifling 41°C.  The heat is almost always tempered by a cooling sea breeze. The sun is usually out but again, weather in Melbourne is unreliable from moment to moment.

Autumn, from March till May, sees temperatures falling to around 20°C, and with less chance of freak hot weather this period is often considered the nicest in Melbourne. However, towards the end of the season it begins to get quite cool, and rainfall increases; May is the wettest month of the year. Generally cool night times begin to be truly cold at 10°C.

Winter is very mild with the average high temperature never falling below 14°C from June till August. Night times are very chilly around 6°C but it very rarely gets down to freezing. Melbourne sees the occasional frost and fog can often comes in from the bay, but snow is pretty much unheard of. Rain falls regularly but in the form of drizzle rather than heavy showers. Out of the city in the alpine regions temperatures regularly drop down to -5°C and snow does fall.

Spring, from September till November, is the most indecisive season of the year. Days of sunshine, heating up into the 20s, can be interrupted by periods of cold and blustery showers. Melbourne usually experiences quite strong winds at this time of year, and uncharacteristically hot spells are often followed by a cold north wind.

Melbourne city Australia

Melbourne City, Australia.

Melbourne’s fickle weather can be attributed to its flat topography, proximity to the Dandenong Ranges, ridges and deep-cut streams, and also to the protective structure of the bay. Weather systems created out to sea and by the Dandenong Ranges get trapped in the bay and flit uninhibited about Melbourne. The bay is a fantastic destination for water sport lovers and Victoria’s diverse landscape, on Melbourne’s doorstep, opens up the whole range of outdoor activities from gentle strolling to rock climbing.




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