Averages for Melbourne in April

April is a great time to visit Melbourne as the trees are changing colour and the air can be crisp and clean. Because winter is just around the corner there can be some times where the weather becomes a little colder than normal thanks to storm systems moving in. However, a quick check of the extended forecast will help you to determine what you need to pack in order to stay comfortable over your holiday.

The average daily temperature for this time of the year is a cool 17°C (63°). ...

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  • Temperature Temperature 17°C 63°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 21°C 70°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 12°C 54°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 53 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 11.7 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 17°C 63°F

Daily averages for Melbourne

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Day 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30
°C 18 17 16 15 16 16 16 16 17 17 17 16 17 17 15 15 15 16 16 15 15 15 15 15 14 14 13 14 13 12
°F 64 63 61 59 61 61 61 61 63 63 63 61 63 63 59 59 59 61 61 59 59 59 59 59 57 57 55 57 55 54

April is a great time to visit Melbourne as the trees are changing colour and the air can be crisp and clean. Because winter is just around the corner there can be some times where the weather becomes a little colder than normal thanks to storm systems moving in. However, a quick check of the extended forecast will help you to determine what you need to pack in order to stay comfortable over your holiday.

The average daily temperature for this time of the year is a cool 17°C (63°). A light jacket or a sweater is needed first thing in the morning when overnight lows will fall to 12°C (54°F). Despite the cool start to the day, temperatures will warm up nicely with highs climbing to 21°C (70°F) by the afternoon. However, if you find yourself on a cloudy day, you may still want a jacket during the later afternoon hours as well.

Water temperatures, on the other hand, are much steadier during this time of the year. While still on the chilly side, they have only fallen by a degree from the previous month. During this time, the average sea surface temperature is 17°C (63°F). Water like this can be enjoyed, but only for a small amount of time. If the sun is out, however, you can still enjoy the local beaches and the 7 hours of sunshine that the region averages during the month.

Rain chances come up significantly during this time of the year and a rain jacket or umbrella will be needed throughout much of the month. In fact, almost half of the month sees measurable rainfall. On average, there are 12 days with precipitation throughout the month. Typically, the region will experience 53mm of rain. Just be sure to keep this in mind when planning your holiday and any outdoor activities. 

Where to Stay

For those who have points to spend, one of the best places to do so is at The Westin Melbourne. Located in the heart of the city, the hotel features a total of 262 guest rooms along with 2 suites and wireless Internet throughout. Be sure to take time to admire the hotel's art collection as well as enjoy the 25-meter pool, gym and massage room. Also located on site are two restaurants and a bar.

If you have them, you can also choose to visit Melbourne and use points to stay at the five-star Grand Hyatt Melbourne. Guests will arrive to a welcoming atmosphere as well as luxurious amenities throughout the public and private areas of the hotel. The hotel features a total of 548 guest rooms along with 25 suites of various sizes. All rooms come with king sized beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, free WiFi, fully stocked mini-bar and air conditioning. Guests may also dine at one of three on-site restaurants and enjoy a drink at the bar.

Located in the middle of the city's upscale fashion district, is the upscale boutique hotel The Sebel Melbourne Flinders Lane Apartments. Perfect for an April getaway, this all-suite hotel contains apartments featuring fully furnished kitchens, a large living area and a spacious bedroom. The hotel is also in an ideal location to be able to get to the city's main attractions in just a few minutes' time.  

Hit the Beach

Just a hop, skip and a jump from Melbourne is Sandringham Beach. Because this is one of the last months where visitors can enjoy a trip to the beach before it gets too cold, now is a good time to jump on the train and enjoy the sand and surf. Visitors can also enjoy walking and biking on nearby paths when not in the water. 

Eating and Drinking Out

The Grain Store is a great place to spend some time waking up with a complete breakfast and steaming cup of coffee, or enjoying a laid back dinner with drinks later in the day.  The chefs use only fresh, local ingredients and combine rustic European dishes with modern technique to give you a delicious and meal.

Known as one of the best Italian restaurants in the city, Tipo 00 offers authentic Italian cuisine on a daily basis. You will feel right at home in this small and cozy restaurant featuring a warm atmosphere with a friendly and welcoming staff. With an extensive food and wine menu, this is the perfect spot for a romantic evening out.

The Hairy Canary is one of the few bars where you can have breakfast and then come back later in the evening for late-night cocktails. This café and cocktail bar is a popular place for both locals and tourists and provides visitors with a Latin vibe. Drinks include wines, spirits and beer to go along with a complete food menu. 

What to Do

One of the most iconic landmarks in all of Melbourne is the Shrine of Remembrance. Originally built as a shrine to those from Victoria who fought in World War I, the shrine is now a memorial to all Australians who have served in all wars. Tours are available twice a day on a daily basis and are led by volunteers. Each tour is free of charge and lasts about an hour.

Be sure to pick a dry day in April and visit the Port Campbell National Park. Thousands of tourists descend on the park each year to see the world famous wave-sculpted rock formations. Some of the most famous formations are known as the Twelve Apostles and can be easily seen from the shore. If the weather and water are agreeable, visitors can also scuba dive just offshore, or spend the day canoeing or fishing. Be sure to have plenty of battery power in your camera when visiting this site as you won't want to miss a thing.  

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