Melbourne weather year round

What to expect from Melbourne weather year round

Melbourne weather year round can be summed up with an often used phrase, you will get four seasons in one day.

That is the most common term when giving a critique of the weather here.

You can and most likely will experience everything in terms of weather while you are here, however when you dig deeper into the facts about the climate you will be able to select the time of year that is right for you.

That is the single most important thing you can do when selecting a holiday, because let’s face it, if you want to get out and let’s say explore the many wonderful beaches then you won’t want to be coming here in Winter (June to August). Therefore, we have designed the basic graph with the average temperatures across each month, so you can have it all laid out in front of you when planning your trip.

While this is about Melbourne weather year round, we can simply point out the best months to visit.

It is a subjective thing as everything is personal, whether you like it warm, cool, rainy or somewhere in between.

Spring (September to November) and Autumn (March to May) would have to be our favourite times in Melbourne.

We love the warmer weather, however not too hot and these months seem to bring out the best of Melbourne.

Autumn is widely regarded as the best time of year to visit as the temperature begins to wind back from the warmer Summer conditions.

That isn’t the reason why we love this time of year though, that would be due to the changing season foliage, which put simply is exquisite.

The colours are particularly special with plenty of reds, yellows and browns covering the city, giving off a wonderful vibe and atmosphere. People are always out and about on their bikes touring the city, taking in the wonderful parks right here in the centre of Melbourne.

Not only is it our favourite time of year, but it is also a wonderful time to explore the city for you too.

Why not hire a bike and explore the city that way? Head to one of the many beautiful parks and have a picnic, barbecue or just enjoy nature.

You really do get to experience everything Melbourne has to offer during this time so make sure you get out and enjoy what this brilliant city has to offer.

Of course, it is also the time of year when Melbourne kicks off its festival season, headlined by the food and wine festival.

Quickly, we have been to the food and wine festival a few times now and it never disappoints. The great thing about this is there are plenty of events that are free, making it a cost effective way of experiencing some culinary delights.

It is on during the first two and a half weeks in March and if you would like to know more about it before we get our post about it then let us know at

As mentioned previously Melbourne weather year round as a whole can be considered unpredictable, however one thing is for sure, the summers can get very warm.

Summer is from December through February with temperatures sometimes reaching the low 40°C (104°F).

The highest recorded day in Melbourne was in February 2009 where the mercury reached 46.4°C (115.52°F).

That is on the extreme though with temperatures averaging a much more comfortable 26°C (78.8°F) during January and February.

When we’re talking about Melbourne weather year round, there are a few things you need to bring with you no matter what time of the year it is that your visiting.

Make sure you have a decent hat, sunglasses and sunscreen with you as you never want to get sunburn on your holidays.

If you think it can’t happen in winter then think again, so no matter what just be prepared, and it will make your trip that much more enjoyable as you can put your mind at ease knowing no matter what the weather brings you have thought of it.

We are working on more weather posts to bring you more information and we will ensure to answer all your questions inside the articles so don’t hesitate to ask us anything at

If you would like further information about weather in the meantime don't hesitate to stop by the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology site here.

Melbourne weather year round

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