Melbourne weather in December (Victoria, Australia)

You can expect very pleasant temperatures during the day in December. The average maximum daytime temperature in Melbourne in December lies at 22.6°C (72.68°F). The average minimum temperature goes down to around 10.4°C (50.72°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Rainfall during December is moderate with an average of 71mm (2.8 inches). There are generally around 11 rainy days. If you enjoy blue skies and sunshine, then this is a great time to go to Melbourne with 265 hours of sun during the entire month. December is known as one of the best months to visit Melbourne.


Melbourne, monthly averages in December

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Min Temperature 10 °C  
Max Temperature 22 °C  
Water Temperature 16 °C *  
Chance of Rain 37%  
Precipitation 71mm  
Rainy days 11 days  
Humidity 45% *  
Sunshine 265 hrs *  
Percentage Sunshine 58% *  

Where to stay in Melbourne

Where to go in Australia in December

Find out more about the weather in Australia in December and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in December? Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Also bring your shorts or a skirt because it can be very warm or even hot. At night it tends to cool off so best to pack some warm nightwear as well. With a water temperature of around 16.0°C (60.8°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in December.

Outdoor sports

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