Averages for Melbourne in September

September is the start of spring in Melbourne and also marks the start of a busier tourist season. As the weather begins to warm, more and more visitors begin to head back to the city to enjoy the numerous festivals and sites of the area. If you are looking for a good deal, be sure to head to the city early in the season before it gets too warm and too crowded by the time November rolls around.

Temperatures during this time of the year are still averaging a cool 13°C (55°F) througho...

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  • Temperature Temperature 13°C 55°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 17°C 63°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 9°C 48°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 7 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 53 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 14.8 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
°C 12 12 13 12 11 11 11 12 12 11 11 12 13 12 13 13 12 12 14 12 13 14 13 13 13 12 14 13 12 13
°F 54 54 55 54 52 52 52 54 54 52 52 54 55 54 55 55 54 54 57 54 55 57 55 55 55 54 57 55 54 55

September is the start of spring in Melbourne and also marks the start of a busier tourist season. As the weather begins to warm, more and more visitors begin to head back to the city to enjoy the numerous festivals and sites of the area. If you are looking for a good deal, be sure to head to the city early in the season before it gets too warm and too crowded by the time November rolls around.

Temperatures during this time of the year are still averaging a cool 13°C (55°F) throughout the day. As a result, it is a good idea to be prepared for the chill and bring clothes that can be layered as well as a jacket. In fact, the chill can catch some people off guard, so be sure to stay on top of the weather with the extended forecast. Temperatures will drop to their lowest in the mornings and evenings with average low temperatures of 9°C (48°F). However, they will climb to an average high of 17°C (63°F) in the afternoon hours.

Sea surface temperatures are also still some of the coldest they will be all year with and average reading of 13°C (55°F). This is cold enough to keep most people out of the sea, with only the heartiest of surfers braving the ocean. If you do plan on visiting the beach, then a wetsuit might be necessary in order to keep warm.

The chance of rain is still high during this time of the year. Over the course of the month the area will experience an half of the month experiencing rainfall, you may be forced to be flexible with outdoor sightseeing plans in order to avoid the raindrops.

Fortunately, the region does see more daily sunshine as it creeps up to an average of 7 hours per day. This is around two hours per day more than the previous month

Where to stay

If you are planning on being in Melbourne for a while in September, of if you just fancy some space to unpack your bags, then the Quest Flemington is a good choice. With 48, one, two and three bedroom apartments, there is plenty of room for the whole family. The hotel itself is within easy access of all the major attractions and comes with all the amenities of home.

The Lyall Hotel and Spa is a five-star boutique hotel offering all-suite rooms and even an art gallery on each floor. Suites range in size from a standard one bed, to the luxurious Grand and Platinum Suite. All rooms are appointed with private balconies, heated bathroom floors, minibars and flat screen TVs.

Located near lots of shopping, dining and nightlife, the Oaks on William is one of the central business district's newest apartment and hotel additions.  The building is home to 250 fully serviced apartments that offer outstanding views. Each room not only has a full kitchen and private balcony, but also air conditioning and high-end furnishings. 

Eating and drinking out

Some of the best pizza in Melbourne can be found at Plus 39 Pizzeria. Formed by six Italian friends who know good pizza when they see it, the restaurant serves only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. A winner of the "Best Pizza in Melbourne" award, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. With an open layout the restaurant has a casual buzz that puts visitors right at ease.

Open since 2009, Coda is a restaurant that should not be missed. In fact, reservations are advised for the sought after tables that are available for lunch or dinner. Be sure to sample a glass or bottle from the wine list that won Wine List of the Year in 2013.  

If you enjoy watching live music plan a trip to Bennetts Lane Jazz Club - hosting both local and international musicians almost every night of the week. You'll need to get there early as it is popular and typically fills up quite quickly. Named as one of the best jazz clubs in the world. This is a great place to enjoy some wonderful music whilst being introduced to new artists and enjoying a drink at the same time. 

Things to do

As the weather begins to warm in September, now is a great time to enjoy a wine tasting tour. Companies such as Australian Wine Tour offer day trips as well as overnight excursions that allow you to visit several wineries over the course of a day or two. Meet others from around the world and enjoy some great wines at the same time.

If you want to get a view of Victoria and Melbourne that is unlike any other, why not book a hot air balloon ride? Companies such as Global Ballooning will take you up and away as you watch the city pass beneath your feet during this one-hour sunrise flight. Guests will also have the option of a five-star breakfast buffet after the flight. Don't forget your camera to capture all of the memories!

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