Melbourne Weather July Averages, Australia
What's the Weather Like in Melbourne in July
July marks the coolest month of the year in Melbourne and is known for its cloudy conditions. Most tourists decide to stay away during this time of the year because of the chilly weather. As a result, there are plenty of good deals to be had on both hotels and flights to the region. However, if you're looking for slightly warmer weather, then you might want to try the more northern city of Sydney.
The average daily high temperature for this time of the year is a cool 14°C (57°F) but what makes this month the coldest of the year is that the overnight drop to their lowest and fall to 6°C (43°F). This is slightly cooler than the prior month of June. With the wind coming in off the coast it can also feel much colder so packing a jacket and scarf is a good idea during this time of the year. Overall, the average daily temperature is 10°C (50°F).
As this is the height of winter there is not much sun during July with an average of only 5 hours of sunshine per day.
Additionally, you can expect some wet days with the region experiencing an average of 49mm of precipitation. This rain falls over a period of 16 days bringing plenty of clouds meaning the majority of the month will probably be rainy. It's advisable to check the forecast before leaving home.
This is also not one of the best times of the year to hit the beach with cool temperatures both on land and in the sea, you might want to turn to some indoor activities in the city centre. The average water temperature for this time of year is a cool 14°C (57°F) making the ocean much too cold for most people to enjoy.
Hotels for Melbourne in July
Crown Promenade Melbourne
Situated in the centre of the city, Crown Promenade Melbourne offers luxury in an unbeatable location. Rooms range in sizes and price, and guests can enjoy a state-of-the-art gym, 25-meter lap pool, and more. The hotel also has a beautiful on-site restaurant as well as a bar for a late night tipple. The adjoining Crown Complex makes an excellent place to shop, dine and entertain yourself.
Atlantis Hotel Melbourne
Another modern high rise hotel that merits a visit is the Atlantis Hotel Melbourne. Located near the Docklands neighbourhood of the city, the hotel features contemporary suites which are kitted out with all the mod-cons and are furnished to the highest of standards. A continental breakfast is available for a small surcharge, while the hotel also comprises an onsite gym, indoor pool and sauna.
Space Hotel Melbourne
For premium hostel accommodation, the Space Hotel Melbourne is the place to be. An easy walk from Melbourne Central train station, this welcoming accommodation offers a range of shared and private sleeping options, depending on your budget and requirements. There are plenty of amenities to take advantage of, such as a movie room, a fitness room, guest lounge and a rooftop deck with a hot tub.
Restaurants and Bars for Melbourne in July
For some of the most authentic Mexican food in Melbourne, you simply must pay a visit to La Tortilleria in Kensington. With a simple but satisfying menu of Mexican treats such as burritos, quesadillas and empanadas, the restaurant is a big hit with the city's Latin American community, not to mention local diners, too.
With food that resembles art, Ezard is a fine example of some of the contemporary fare available on the Melbourne dining circuit. Guests are treated warmly by friendly and knowledgeable staff who are on hand to help guide you through the menu and specials. If you're feeling really adventurous, try the restaurant's eight-course tasting menu.
For craft beers, cocktails and live music, head to Fitzroy's The Rochester for one of the best pub experiences in town. Celebrated for its shabby chic decor, eclectic interiors and friendly service, this popular establishment makes a great place to stop by with friends and there's a good menu available that's designed for sharing.
A dream for lovers of all things vintage, St. Kilda's 29th Apartment truly recreates the feel of a 1970s New York apartment. Decked out in memorabilia and period furniture, this evening hangout spot also serves up a range of tasty cocktails and drinks. The bar also provides entertainment in the form of old-fashioned games machines.
Things to Do in Melbourne in July
Whether you're a fan of architecture, music, theatre or cinema, you should pay a visit to the Forum Theatre on Flinders Street. Recently renovated, this renowned venue is an established part of Melbourne life and a fine example of baroque architecture in the city. This comprehensive venue is home to a theatre, cinema and live music venue, and hosts regular events throughout each month; visit their website before or during your visit to catch a show here.
Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel
If the weather permits, head to the Melbourne Star Ferris Wheel in the Waterfront City area of the Docklands. Somewhat less dizzying than its counterpart the Eureka Skydeck, the wheel only stands at 120 metres at its highest point, so is ideal for sightseers who want to take in the views but don't have the head for heights.
National Gallery of Victoria
Walk or take a tram across the river to Southbank to peruse the artworks at the National Gallery of Victoria if you're in the mood for some high culture. Opened in the 1860s, the NGV is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum and curates a regular string of exhibitions, talks and workshops. The museum also administrates the Ian Potter Centre in Federation Square, which focuses solely on Australian art from colonial times to the present.
For a spot of shopping, visit the intimate Laneways of the city for one-off goods and souvenirs, cosy bars and independent cafes. Interlinking between the streets and skyscrapers of Melbourne city centre, each laneway has a character of its own and has something unique to offer.