March Weather Averages for Melbourne, Australia

What's the Weather Like in Melbourne in March

March is the start of autumn in Melbourne and continues to bring excellent weather conditions for the time being. However, temperatures will soon start to fall over the rest of the three-month period. While most of the crowds begin to go home during this time of the year, that doesn't mean that you have to as well. There are still plenty of festivals and events to enjoy and with fewer crowds it is easier to get a hotel room as well as re...

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Daily March Averages for Melbourne

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What's the Weather Like in Melbourne in March

March is the start of autumn in Melbourne and continues to bring excellent weather conditions for the time being. However, temperatures will soon start to fall over the rest of the three-month period. While most of the crowds begin to go home during this time of the year, that doesn't mean that you have to as well. There are still plenty of festivals and events to enjoy and with fewer crowds it is easier to get a hotel room as well as reservations at the most popular restaurants.

Sea Temperature

With temperatures beginning to take a little bit of dip on land, the same is not true for sea temperatures during this month. In fact, this month and February tie for the warmest sea surface temperatures of the year. On average, water temperatures are 18°C (64°F). This is still cool enough for a wetsuit, but warm enough to spend some time enjoying the waves.

Temperature

The average daily temperature for this time of year is 19°C (66°F). These numbers represent a dip from the previous month and you will need to bring a jacket and light sweater with you when visiting the area. The average high temperature will still climb to 24°C (75°F), but overnight lows will fall to a cool 14°C (57°F). Temperatures in this region during this time of the year can be cooler than in more northern cities.

Rain 

Rain chances remain steady from the previous two months with an average of 44mm of precipitation expected. This rain will fall over the period of 8 days out of the month.

Sunshine

Additionally, the amount of sunshine per day is getting less and less thanks to the change in seasons. During this time of the year, the area will only get 8 hours of sunshine per day. This is down from 11 hours just two months previously. 

Hotels for Melbourne in March

Quay West Suites Melbourne

For stylish, self-contained accommodation in one of the best locations in town, choose Quay West Suites Melbourne. Situated in the cultural hub of Melbourne's Southbank, this classy hotel is nestled among the neighbourhood's varied attractions and museums, while also providing unbeatable views over the Yarra River and city skyline. Enjoy their recently refurbished gym and spa, along with the new mineral pool and steam room for true rest and relaxation. 

Alto Hotel on Bourke

Alto Hotel on Bourke is the place to be if you're looking for a place that offers all the creature comforts and easy access to the city's many attractions and sights. Located in the centre of town, this friendly hotel occupies a handsome 19th century building and offers a range of apartment-style suites that will suit all requirements and preferences. Book in advance to make sure of the special offers the hotel provides. 

Adina Apartment Hotel

The newly-renovated Adina Apartment Hotel is another prime choice for city centre lodging in Melbourne. From studio suites to 3-bedroom penthouse apartments, the hotel is suitable for trips of all dimensions and provides a relaxing retreat in the heart of the buzzing city. Pamper yourself at the hotel's spa facilities and indulge yourself at the Queen Street Rescue, their bespoke restaurant and bar. 

Restaurants and Bars for Melbourne in March

Kettle Black

Start your day the right way at the Kettle Black, which ranks as one of the best spots for brunch in South Melbourne, if not the whole city. A big hit among the foodies of the Melbourne dining scene, this friendly and ever-popular cafe turns out a range of dishes which are not only delectable but also very aesthetically pleasing. 

Heartattack and Vine

Heartattack and Vine is another new Melbourne eatery which has drawn considerable attention, and for all the right reasons. This Italian-themed bistro/restaurant celebrates casual eating and drinking, with a menu that fuses together various combinations of flavour to surprisingly good effect. The stripped-back wood/brick decor of the place adds to the shabby chic vibe of the bistro, which deserves the favour it has earned from the city's most discerning diners. 

Tipo 00

Nestled among the laneways of the city centre you'll find Tipo 00, a restaurant which serves up uncomplicated Italian fare to the highest standard. Combining friendly and efficient service, a crowd-pleasing menu and an intimate, cosy atmosphere, this is a restaurant which does a good job in wooing over both tourists and locals. The selection of dishes is minimal, but they're done exceptionally well and use only the finest local ingredients. 

Eau De Vie

Head to the inconspicuous Eau De Vie bar for evening drinks with a difference. Located near Flinders Street Station, this hangout spot can be a little hard to find and may well be one of the city's best kept secrets. It's worth taking the trouble trying to flesh out, however, thanks to its stylish ambiance and comprehensive list of delicious cocktails. 

Things to Do in Melbourne in March

Carlton Gardens

Nature lovers should visit the World Heritage-listed Carlton Gardens, which were designated for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880 and provide a quiet retreat amid the hustle and bustle of this big city. The gardens present a beautiful array of flower beds, ornamental lakes, elaborate fountains and mature European trees, which change in accordance with the seasons. 

Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

Delve into the deep and discover all forms of aquatic life at the Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium. Peruse the King and Gentoo penguins at Penguin Playground, marvel at the Elephant Sharks in Bay of Rays or observe the resident reptiles of the Croc Lair exhibit. Located on the waterfront of the Yarra River, this brilliant attraction makes for a fun day out for visitors of all ages. 

Immigration Museum

Australia is primarily a nation of foreign settlers and the Immigration Museum pays homage to the country's modern heritage and varied cultural makeup. From the origins of migration to Australia, to the experiences faced by new arrivals - not to mention the impact on indigenous communities, the museum tells a moving and thought-provoking story which is brought to life via a range of interactive exhibits and exhibitions. 

Great Ocean Road

If you've got some time to spare in Melbourne and are looking to get away from the hubbub of the city, take the journey along the Great Ocean Road, which provides some of the finest scenery in the whole country - and it's only an hour's drive from the city centre. Be blown away by the breathaking Twelve Apostles, a photogenic rock formation which braves the rough waves and high winds of the Victoria coastline. The surrounding area is rich in fresh seafood, farm produce and fine wines, and makes a good place to take a day trip with a difference in Melbourne. 

March events in Melbourne

Festival

Moomba Festival

8th March 2019 to 11th March 2019

Brace yourselves Melbourne, Moomba Festival is back in full swing with a chock-a-block program of free events and activities celebrating the wonderful city.

Website:

https://moomba.melbourne.vic.gov.au/

Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix

14th March 2019 to 17th March 2019

Having run on the fourth weekend of March for the past two years, Melbourne race organisers have locked down the March 14-17 slot for next year - subject to ratification by the World Motor Sport Council, which next meets in October.

Website:

https://www.grandprix.com.au/#

Comedy

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

27th March 2019 to 21st April 2019

Forget the doom, gloom and stresses of the modern world – the Festival brings three and a half weeks of wholehearted happiness to all corners of the city.

Website:

https://www.comedyfestival.com.au/2018

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