Melbourne weather in January (Victoria, Australia)
How is the weather in Melbourne in January? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.
In Melbourne the weather in January is generally perfect, characterized by high temperatures and moderate rainfall. January is a summer month. Anticipate daytime temperatures around 26°C (show in °F), while night temperatures can drop to 14°C. Often, it stands out as the year's warmest month. With this in mind, cool breathable fabrics will make navigating the heat much more bearable. Always be ready to embrace the warmth while staying cool and protected.
Melbourne in January usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 52 mm (show in inches) for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 10 days of rain are anticipated.
The days are predominantly sunny, with an estimated total of around 276 hours of sunshine. This amount of sunlight does not only brightens the days but also contributes to a cheerful ambiance in the area during this month.
If you favor pleasant temperatures and minimal rainfall, January is one of the better months to visit Melbourne. January, February, March, April, October, November and December typically offer the most agreeable circumstances. On the other hand, May, June, July, August and September tend to be characterized by conditions that may not be as optimal.
For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Melbourne climate page with graphs.
Melbourne, monthly averages in January
Where to go in Australia in JanuaryFind out more about the weather in Australia in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.
So, what should you wear in Melbourne in January?It's going to be warm! Consider airy clothing, t-shirts, and other summer clothes. Shorts for men made of cotton or linen are good options for staying cool. With a water temperature of around 17°C 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 January.
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