Averages for Melbourne in August

Temperatures remain chilly throughout the month of August as winter begins to wind down. However, it is not time to put away the jackets and the sweaters just yet as the cold wind blowing off the nearby cool waters will make it feel much colder. This is also the last month before the crowds of tourists start to arrive once again and the last month for good deals on hotels and flights.

Once again, the chance of rain is high throughout the month with measurable rain expected on an avera...

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  • Temperature Temperature 11°C 52°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 15°C 59°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 7°C 45°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 5 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 57 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 16.1 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 13°C 55°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 31
°C 10 11 10 10 10 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 9 10 10 10 11 11 11 11 11 11 11 12 13 13 12
°F 50 52 50 50 50 52 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 50 48 50 50 50 52 52 52 52 52 52 52 54 55 55 54

Temperatures remain chilly throughout the month of August as winter begins to wind down. However, it is not time to put away the jackets and the sweaters just yet as the cold wind blowing off the nearby cool waters will make it feel much colder. This is also the last month before the crowds of tourists start to arrive once again and the last month for good deals on hotels and flights.

Once again, the chance of rain is high throughout the month with measurable rain expected on an average of 16 days. There is a good chance you'll need an umbrella and a waterproof jacket so make sure you're prepared. Overall, the region experiences an average of 57mm of precipitation over the course of the month.

There is still not a lot of sun during this time of the year as the earth's axis is pointed toward the sun. As a result, landmasses in the southern hemisphere experience winter and see much shorter days. Overall, the area experiences just 5 hours of sunshine per day.

Without much sun, temperatures remain cold and only average 11°C (52°C) on a daily basis. The average afternoon high will climb to only 15°C (59°F) making extra layers of clothing necessary throughout the day. The average overnight low falls to 7°C (45°F) first thing in the morning. The good news is that despite the chill, temperatures are well above freezing and there is virtually no chance of experiencing snow in July.

Water temperatures also remain cold during this time of the year, averaging at only 13°C (55°F). These are also some of the coldest readings of the year and keep most people out of the water. As a result, this is not the best time of the year to try and hit the beach. 

Where to stay

Those looking for five-star luxury for their August holiday will find it at The Hotel Windsor. Over 130 years old, the luxury hotel boasts a total of 180 rooms and suites and over two million guests served in its rich history. All rooms are immaculately decorated with only the finest furnishings and all the amenities you could want. But what makes a stay here so special is the attention to detail and level of service you won't find in many other hotels.

More five-star accommodations can be found at the Intercontinental Melbourne The Rialto. With world-class on-site dining, exquisite service and immaculate rooms, you can't go wrong with this choice of hotel. Located in the heart of the central business district, the hotel features a total of 253 rooms and suites and is located close to some of the city's best bars, restaurants and shopping areas. Be sure to relax and unwind with a trip to the hotel's spa or enjoy a drink at the on-site bar.

The Melbourne Parkview Hotel is the perfect choice for those who want to be in the heart of the city, but don't want to break the bank. The hotel is reasonably priced and offers many of the same amenities as higher-end choices. Here, guests can enjoy free WiFi, cardio gym and spa, and an on-site bar and restaurant. Rooms also include a flatscreen TV and all the home comforts you'll need to have a night in.  

Eating and drinking out

With funky décor, and a fast-paced environment, Gingerboy is a different and exciting type of restaurant. Known for its Asian fare, the menu at the restaurants changes depending on the seasons. All dishes make use of only the freshest, local ingredients so they are consistently reviewed as delivering great food.

Guests will find MoVida down a graffiti covered street covered in cobblestones. However, don't let that scare you away from this Spanish style restaurant that serves some of the best tapas in Melbourne. With a casual, laid-back atmosphere, you can come in for a beer and stay a while to enjoy an extensive lunch and dinner menu.

If you want some late-night laughs, a great place to visit is the Comic Lounge. Open six nights a week, the venue is home to some of the best comics in Australia. While the venue will seat almost 500 people, you would never know, thanks to an intimate feel. Look at the website to see who will be playing when you are in town. 

Things to do

With cool conditions still being felt in August, now is the perfect time to explore the Melbourne Museum. Learn about dinosaurs, see more than 600 animals from all over the world and delve into the history of the area in this natural and cultural museum. Ranked as one of the best museums in the country, there is plenty to do and see for the young and old. Visit the Jurassic World exhibit which has interactive displays that make learning really fun.

If you can't get enough of both sports and museums, why not combine the two with a trip to the National Sports Museum. Located at the Melbourne Cricket Grounds, visitors are able to learn more about Australian participation in the Olympics, as well as educate themselves on rugby and cricket. Audio tours are available to help guide visitors through the exhibitions. 

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