Melbourne, Australia: Live Weather
Live weather in Melbourne
The latest and today's weather in Melbourne, Australia updated regularly
- Sunrise 06:16
- Sunset 20:43
|Temp feels like:||79°F (26°C)|
|Length of Day:||14h 27m|
|Pressure:||29.83" (1010 hpa)|
|Visiblity:||10 miles (16 km)|
Historic Temperatures for 17th January in Melbourne
|Average High||77°F (25°C)|
|Record High||97°F (36°C) (2016)|
|Average Low||55°F (13°C)|
|Record Low||45°F (7°C) (2004)|
Weather in Melbourne
Melbourne, the capital of Victoria is located along the extreme southern coast of Australia. Because the country is located in the Southern Hemisphere, it is important for travelers to remember that the seasons are reversed from those in the Northern Hemisphere. As a result, the summer months consist of December, January and February with the winter coming in June, July and August.
Melbourne is a wonderful place to visit and full of friendly people who will help you find your way around town. There are also plenty of pubs, restaurants, events and sites to enjoy while on holiday.
Winter Weather in Melbourne
Winter in Melbourne, consisting of June, July and August and can be chilly and damp. Because the city is located on the southern coast of the country, it is nearest to Antarctica and more likely to experience colder conditions than other, more northern cities like Darwin and Alice Springs. This is also the least popular time to visit the city. As a result, there are plenty of hotel rooms available and deals are there to be had.
The average daily temperature for the three months is between 10°C (50°F) and 11°C (52°F). Throughout the winter, average afternoon highs range between 14°C (57°F) in June and July and 15°C (59°F) in August with lows between 6°C (43°F) and 7°C (45°F). Because of the city's latitude, the region doesn't experience much sun during this time of the year. In fact, the area only receives an average of 5 hours of sunshine each day throughout the winter season.
Visitors will want to take a rain jacket with them as the area receives between 43mm of precipitation in June to 57mm in August. While it is chilly, there is little chance of snow as temperatures remain well above the freezing mark.
This is not the best time of the year to visit the local beaches as water temperatures range from 14°C (57°F) in June and July to 13°C (55°F) in August. If you do brave the waters, be sure to do so with a wetsuit in order to stay warm.
Spring Weather in Melbourne
Spring consists of September, October and November and is easily one of the best times to visit the city. Spring brings with it blooming flowers and warmer temperatures as well as smaller crowds before the summer crush begins to set in. If you are looking for a good deal, there are also still a few to be found before the high summer season.
Be sure to bring some rain gear during this season. While it is not quite a washout, this time of the year does experience some of the most rain falling over the most days. In fact, October is the wettest month of the year for the city receiving an average of 65mm of precipitation over a 14-day period. However, the region does receive more and more sun as summer creeps closer. The average amount of daily sunshine climbs from just 7 hours in September to 9 hours in November.
Average temperatures also climb significantly throughout the period. The average afternoon high rises from 17°C (63°F) in September to 22°C (72°F) by November. However, the weather can change quickly in Melbourne and it is important to consult an extended forecast before leaving home to make sure you are correctly packed. Average overnight lows range from 9°C (48°F) early in the season to 12°C (54°F) by the end.
While water temperatures are not much warmer than what they were just a few months ago, the area beaches are still nice on pleasant days. The average water temperature is between 13°C (55°F) and 14°C (57°F) for the season.
Summer Weather in Melbourne
Summer is the busiest time in Melbourne as the weather is warm and fairly consistent from day to day. However, temperatures can spike from time to time, so visitors need to bring plenty of fluids, sunscreen and light colored clothing if they plan on being outside for any length of time.
The average high temperature for the three-month period consisting of December, January, and February is between 24°C (75°F) in December to 26°C (79°F) in February. Average overnight lows are between 14°C (57°F) in the early part of the season to 16°C (61°F) in the latter part. However, it is not uncommon to see stretches where temperatures get much warmer than this.
There also tends to be more rain in the early part of the season with 58mm falling in December, 47mm expected in January and 46mm in February. Average days with rain go from 10 in December to just 7 by February. There is also plenty of sun this time of the year thanks to the fact that the city is located so close to the Southern Pole. The region will experience between 9 and 11 hours of sunshine each day.
This is also the time to hit one of the many local beaches. Water temperatures steadily climb throughout the season from 16°C (61°F) in December to 18°C (64°F) in February. While this is still cool enough to require a wetsuit, the water temperatures are much warmer than during the winter months.
Autumn Weather in Melbourne
Autumn consists of March, April and May and can be a beautiful time of the year to visit as the leaves are changing colour and there are numerous festivals to attend. Do keep in mind, however, that temperatures will get cold very quickly during this time of the year, so it is best to go early in the season. Additionally, many of the tourists go home, so now is a good time to get a good deal on a hotel or flight.
One caveat to travelling during this time of the year is that it is one of the wettest times. May is actually the wettest month of the 12 with an average of 68mm of precipitation expected over the course of 15 days. Only 44mm of rain is expected in April with 53mm in March.
If you also want to plan some beach excursions, do so at the beginning of the season when sea temperatures are 18°C (64°F) as compared to just 16°C (61°F) in May.
Temperatures on land are also beginning their downward slide from an average high temperature of 24°C (75°F) in March to just 17°C (63°F) in May. Light jackets will also be needed at night as overnight lows fall from an average of 14°C (57°F) to 10°C (50°F) by the end of the season.
Overall, Melbourne is a wonderful place to visit and is full of fun shops, sites and nice people. There are plenty of places to stay as well as festivals to enjoy throughout the year. Just keep in mind that the weather can change quickly and that winter can be dark and cold just as the summers can be bright and overly warm. Keep that in mind when planning your holiday.