Averages for Melbourne in February
What's the Weather Like in Melbourne in February
The summer season continues in Melbourne during February with warm conditions throughout much of month. While there can be some cooler periods, for the most part it is warm during this time of the year. As a result, visitors should be prepared if they plan any hiking trips or daylong outdoor adventures. This continues to be one of the most popular times of the year to visit the region resulting in large crowds and hig...
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What's the Weather Like in Melbourne in February
The summer season continues in Melbourne during February with warm conditions throughout much of month. While there can be some cooler periods, for the most part it is warm during this time of the year. As a result, visitors should be prepared if they plan any hiking trips or daylong outdoor adventures. This continues to be one of the most popular times of the year to visit the region resulting in large crowds and higher prices on flights and rooms. Just be sure to keep this in mind when planning your holiday at this time of the year.
With the same average daily temperature of 21°C (70°F) as January, this month is actually just a hair warmer thanks to slightly higher average overnight lows. Temperatures will typically fall to an average of 16°C (61°F) besting the previous month by a degree. However, the average afternoon high is the same with a temperature reaching 26°C (79°F). Visitors should also keep in mind that there will be slightly cooler temperatures near the coast and warmer temperatures as they go inland.
Precipitation during this time of the year is also very similar to the previous month with an average of 46mm falling over the course of 7 days.
Average Sea Temperature and Sunshine Hours
This is still a good time to head to the beach thanks in part to the area experiencing an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day. Additionally, the seas are some of the warmest they will be all year. While a wetsuit is still advisable, sea surface temperatures will average 18°C (64°F). These temperatures will tie March for the warmest sea temperatures of the year.
Melbourne Hotels in February
Situated on the south bank of the Yarra River, The Langham should be your first choice if you're after a hotel that offers uncompromising luxury. An effortless blend of elegance and hospitality, each of the hotel's 338 rooms and suites provide stunning views of the waterfront and city skyline. Please your palate at the onsite restaurant and make use of the excellent spa and wellness facilities, not to mention their indoor swimming pool.
For boutique accommodation in the middle of town, the Crossley Hotel is a popular and enduring option among visitors, and for good reason. Guests are able to choose from standard hotel rooms and self-contained studio apartments, meaning there's something to suit everyone at this friendly hotel. The hotel also provides a range of in-house movies to entertain guests with and there's an underground Mexican taco bar/ mezcaleria for evening drinking and dining. Help yourself to daily buffet breakfasts too.
One of the city's oldest and most established hotels is the 4-star Rendezvous near Flinders Street station. Housed in an imposing and attractive art-deco building, the hotel encompasses a variety of rooms and suites, which make it ideal for business or leisure. Come and go as you like, thanks to 24-hour reception, and make use of their car hire and airport shuttle services.
Melbourne Beach for February
With summer weather in full swing in February, this is a good time to escape the city and head to one of the many beaches lining the shores of Port Philip Bay. Take a train from the city centre to the suburb of Sandringham, which is known for its fine sandy beach and gentle cliffs, which are great for relaxing walks. When the weather's warm enough the beach is great for swimming and there's a large grassy lawn area, ideal for family picnics.
Bars and Restaurants
Open since 2013, Sezar brings contemporary Armenian dishes to the locals and tourists in Melbourne. Even if you're unfamiliar with the food, the knowledgeable and friendly staff at this charming restaurant will be more than happy to guide you through the menu and drinks selection. Reservations are recommended.
For brunch with a difference, visit Operator25, which occupies the building which was home to Melbourne's first switchboard. Known for their prompt service, quality coffee and delicious menu, there's lots to like about this popular new city centre hangout.
Visit the somewhat inconspicuous Coda on Flinders Lane for some of the finest fusion food in the city. Gracefully blending Vietnamese dining with Western influences, the restaurant's chefs present a number of worldly dishes with considerable creativity and gusto: the yellow duck curry and barramundi wrapped in banana leaf are particularly recommended. Ring ahead to secure a table.
For sophisticated evening cocktails, head to Romeo Lane in the heart of the city. Balancing comfort and luxury exceptionally well, the bar exudes an ambiance which makes it the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous and somewhere to wind down after a busy day hitting the sights.
Things to do in Melbourne in February
Illuminating the city centre for one Saturday night every day in February, White Night is a spectacular and unmissable event. Originating from the Nuit Blanche movement in Paris, which has spread to other cities around the world, this 12-hour event includes a variety of performances, illuminations and art installations and is free to enter.
Head to Luna Park Melbourne in St. Kilda for some family-friendly entertainment. Dating back over a century, this wildly popular theme park is the smaller sibling of its Sydney counterpart and has managed to retain its old school fairground spirit. Ride the rickety Scenic Railway, which holds the title of being the world's oldest continually operating wooden rollercoaster.
A big hit with both tourists and locals, Southbank makes the ideal place to spend a glorious summer afternoon and evening. Cross the Yarra River from Flinders Street Station and you'll enter this thriving cultural hub which is home to dozens of upscale shops, bars, restaurants and galleries. Indulge in some retail therapy at Southgate, catch a play at the Malthouse Theatre or take a sightseeing tour along the river with the Melbourne River Cruises company.
Melbourne is home to a considerable Chinese community and February marks Chinese New Year, a hotly-anticipated event in the city which centres around the Chinatown neighbourhood. This fortnight-long festival plays host to some spectacular sights, such as the awakening of the dragon and the Lantern Festival; join the crowd and share in the celebrations.