Averages for Melbourne in June
While June might be summer in the northern hemisphere, it's the beginning of winter in Australia and in Melbourne. With the city being located on the southern tip of the continent, the cold waters just offshore and any storm systems coming up from Antarctica can influence the weather. As a result of these cold and sometimes dreary conditions, this is not the most popular time of the year to visit. However, that means that deals can be had on hotel rooms and flights. Just be sure that any site...
Daily averages for Melbourne
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While June might be summer in the northern hemisphere, it's the beginning of winter in Australia and in Melbourne. With the city being located on the southern tip of the continent, the cold waters just offshore and any storm systems coming up from Antarctica can influence the weather. As a result of these cold and sometimes dreary conditions, this is not the most popular time of the year to visit. However, that means that deals can be had on hotel rooms and flights. Just be sure that any site you want to see has not closed for the winter months.
In fact, this is the second coldest month of the year with an average daily temperature of just 11°C (52°F). You will probably need a jacket throughout the day in order to ward off the chill. The day time temperatures only reach an average of 14°C (57°F) at this time of the year. The average overnight low temperature falls to 7°C (45°F). Combined with the wind that often occurs it can also feel much colder in both the morning and the afternoon.
As Melbourne is so close to the southern pole, sunshine is hard to come by during the winter months and the city only sees 5 hours of sunshine per day, on average. Additionally, you can expect plenty of clouds as the area experiences measurable rainfall on 15 days out of the month. On average, the city will receive 43mm of precipitation in June.
Water temperatures are also getting much colder during this time of year. On average, the sea surface temperatures hover around 14°C (57°F). These low temperatures keep most people out of the water, until there is a bit of a warm up during the summer months, however you're sure to see some hardy surfers braving the waves.
Where to stay
The Ovolo Laneways is perfect for anyone the business traveler or those on holiday. This luxury, boutique hotel features rooms ranging from studio size all the way up to a penthouse suite. Guests can enjoy Apple TV, flexible check-out and free coffee and snacks throughout the day. Located in the heart of Melbourne this is a great choice for your June holiday.
Situated among some of the city's best restaurants, shopping areas and attractions, The Como Melbourne – Mgallery by Fofitel is a stylish hotel with quiet charm. With a total of 107 suites there is plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the luxury and amenities that the hotel offers.
Whether you are in Melbourne for a short visit or a long one, you will feel right at home at the Wyndham Hotel Melbourne. Guests can choose from studio guest rooms or rooms featuring one and two bedrooms along with a private balcony. If the sun is out, head up to the roof to check out the sundeck. However, if the weather is chilly, there is also a snug library complete with a fireplace to help warm you up.
Eating and drinking out
Longrain is a unique concept that blends the best in local produce with Southeast Asian influences. With a menu made up of dishes that are meant to be shared, this is a great spot for the family or a large group of friends. Don't forget to look over the cocktail and wine menu as all offerings were selected to go hand-in-hand with the food choices.
For a treat for your tastebuds, be sure to check out Maha. Serving Middle Eastern food, this restaurant is known as one of the best in the city. Get ready to be wowed with the great smells and textures of this unique food.
You might find yourself a bargain at Pawn and Co which is not only a bar, but a Pawnshop too. Guests can take a seat for the night, and then buy that very same seat at the end of the night in this unique bar. Known for good drinks and a laid back atmosphere, it is certainly worth trying when you are in Melbourne.
Things to do
With winter setting in and temperatures falling in June, now is also a good time to head indoors for some retail therapy. Be sure to bring the credit card along when you hit Melbourne Central - with five floors and over 300 stores, there's loads to explore. You'll find shops that you'll only see in Australia as well as numerous international brands.
For the most beautiful view of the city don't miss the Eureka Skydeck. On the 88th floor of the Eureka Tower and 285 meters above the ground you will find a view that you'll never forget. This observation deck is the highest in the southern hemisphere and is not for the faint of heart. If you're really brave, be sure to check out the glass cube that projects out from the building – here you'll get a terrifying view plummeting towards the ground almost 300 meters below. If you can, visit during the day and then at night time for a completely different experience.