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Melbourne weather in May (Victoria, Australia)

Planning a trip to Melbourne in May? Check out this comprehensive weather guide.

In May, Melbourne generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. Throughout the day, temperatures typically settle at around 17°C. But by evening, they drop to around 9°C.

Melbourne in May usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 53 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 10 days of rain are anticipated.

The city usually sees around 140 hours of sunlight, indicating a moderately sunny period.

If you prefer dry days with pleasant temperatures, May may not be the ideal month to visit Melbourne. January, February, March, April, October, November and December typically offer the most optimal weather. In contrast, May, June, July, August and September tend to have less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Melbourne climate page with graphs.

 

Melbourne, monthly averages in May

Min TemperatureMin Temperature 9°C  
Max TemperatureMax Temperature 17°C  
Water TemperatureWater Temperature 15°C  
Chance of RainChance of Rain 34%  
PrecipitationPrecipitation 53 mm  
Rainy daysRainy days 10 days  
HumidityHumidity 58%  
WindspeedWindspeed 11 km/h  
SunshineSunshine 140 hours  
Percentage SunshinePercentage Sunshine 46%  

Where to go in Australia in May

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

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in this month?

For visitors traveling to Melbourne, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes. With a water temperature of around 15°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.

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Interested in more climate information?

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