Averages for 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 plan...
Daily averages for Melbourne
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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.
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.
Where to Stay
Pure elegance is the only way to describe The Langham located in the heart of Melbourne. With personalised service, luxurious furnishings and more, you might find yourself wanting to stay for a long time. Guests can choose to dine at the on-site award winning restaurants or have a drink at the well-stocked bar. You may even want to spring for the personalised butler service to make sure that your stay is unforgettable.
The four and a half star Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens is housed in the old Victoria Police Headquarters, but you would not know it by looking at the contemporary style of the hotel. With a total of 184 rooms, it is important to book your February holiday early in order to guarantee a spot at this luxurious hotel. Guest will enjoy the rooftop fitness center, free WiFi, spa, steam room, and on-site restaurant and bar.
The Adelphi Hotel offers a wide array of room styles to match all different budgets, but all feature contemporary furnishings as well as all of the amenities of home. All rooms feature a 40-inch flatscreen TV, free WiF and unlimited movies. Be sure to also catch some rays at the impressive rooftop pool.
Hit the Beach
If you want to get a little further out of town, then try Parkdale Beach. With average afternoon high temperatures still at 24°C (75°F) for this time of the year, the weather is definitely still nice enough to head to the beach. With fewer crowds than some of the closer beaches, you will find plenty of room to spread out and enjoy a relaxing day full of swimming or lounging in the sun. This beach also comes complete with numerous sand bars allowing you to walk out a good ways. Be sure to also take advantage of the nearby food options when hunger strikes.
Eating and Drinking Out
With a warm atmosphere and homemade cooking, do not pass up Da Guido Melbourne la Pasta for authentic Italian food. Here, the pasta is prepared fresh in-house every day using only the finest Italian ingredients. Additionally, the restaurant offers an extensive wine list that includes bottles from Australia and around the world.
Open since 2013, Sezar brings contemporary Armenian dishes to the locals and tourists in Melbourne. Even if you have never sampled this type of food before, the knowledgeable and friendly staff are more than willing to help guide you through the menu and drink selections. Reservations are recommended at this popular restaurant.
If you are looking for a late-night party, look no further than the Therapy Lounge. This club features a state-of-the-art music and lighting system that is sure to keep you on the dance floor for hours on end. If you do need a break, there are two bars in which to get a drink and plenty of comfortable couches in the back in case you need to rest your weary feet.
What to Do
Even if you have never watched the sport before, be sure to head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground to watch a match. However, if you can't get there, then the tour of the stadium is just as impressive and not to be missed. Either way, be sure to put this site on your list of must do's while visiting the region.
The Melbourne Zoo is the perfect place for children as well as adults to spend a hot summer day in February. Located just minutes from the center of the city, the zoo is home to over 300 species from around the world. Be sure to visit the gorilla rainforest and see the African lions. Families will also enjoy special interactive areas, the butterfly house, elephant habitat and more.