Melbourne Weather by January: It’s a gorgeous and sunny start to the year in January with the daily sunshine average at its highest annually at 11 hours per day. Meanwhile, it’s also the hottest month of the year with the average high temperature and the average low temperature at 79°F (26°C) and 59°F (15°C) respectively.
February is a fantastic month to travel to the nearby beaches of Melbourne as the sea temperatures are the best for swimming at 64°F (18°C). Meanwhile, the low temperature average sees a small increase to 61°F (16°C). The high temperature average remains the same at 79°F (26°C).
In March, the average high temperature takes a small dive to 75°F (24°C) along with the average low temperature which decreases to 57°F (14°C).
Melbourne Weather in April: Light rain showers can be expected in April with an average precipitation rate of 53 mm. The high temperature decreases to 70°F (21°C) while the low temperature average goes down a few degrees to 54°F (12°C).
May has the highest precipitation rate for the year at 68 mm. Temperatures decrease significantly to 63°F (17°C) for the average high temperature and 50°F (10°C) for the average low temperature.
In June, precipitation levels are, in direct contrast, at their lowest for the year at 43 mm. With winter’s arrival, the average high temperature decreases to 57°F (14°C). The low temperature is at 45°F (7°C).
Melbourne Weather in July: The coldest month for the year is July with the average high and average low temperatures at 57°F (14°C) and 43°F (6°C) respectively.
August remains quite chilly despite temperatures increasing by a few degrees. The high temperature average rises to 59°F (15°C) while the low temperature average increases to 45°F (7°C).
In September, spring arrives in Melbourne, bringing with it rainfall of 53 mm. The average high temperature is relatively mild at 63°F (17°C) while the average low temperature remains chilly at 48°F (9°C).
Melbourne Weather in October: With a daily sunshine average of 8 hours, October sees beautiful sunny days alongside warmer temperatures of 68°F (20°C) for the high temperature average. Meanwhile, the low temperature average also increases to 50°F (10°C).
November sees both the average high and average low temperatures increasing to 72°F (22°C) and 54°F (12°C) respectively. Rainfall averages also increase slightly to 57 mm.
In December, days are longer in Melbourne with a daily sunshine average of 10 hours. These days are matched by a warmer average high temperature of 75°F (24°C). Similarly, the average low temperature increases a few degrees to 57°F (14°C).
There’s no arguing that Melbourne is one of Australia’s most gorgeous cities. For travelers who want to see the best of Melbourne’s gold-topped trees and gorgeous fall foliage, the best time to visit is from March through May when the changing of colors takes place. Those keen on hitting Mt. Victoria’s slopes should plan their visit between the winter months of June and August. Melbourne has its own fair share of gorgeous gardens and eye catching flowers. To catch the best of Melbourne’s plant life, visit any time from September through November.
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