Average weather in May in Melbourne (Victoria), Australia

The average minimum temperature (usually the minimum temperature is noted during the night) in Melbourne in May is 8.5°C (47.3°F). The amount of rain in May is normal with an average of 35mm (1.4in). This makes it the driest month of the year. It rains on average a total of 11 days. The average maximum daytime temperature lies around 17.7°C (63.86°F). The sun will occasionally show itself with 140 hours of sunshine during the whole month.


So what to wear in May? 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. With a water temperature of around 15.0°C (59°F), there is no need to bring your swimwear.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in May look at the numbers below.

Monthly Averages in May

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature 8 °C
Max Temperature 17 °C
Water Temperature 15 °C
Chance of Rain 37%
Precipitation 35mm
Rainy Days 11
Sunshine Hours 140

 

Where to stay in Melbourne

Where to go in Australia in May

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

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

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

Swimming
6/10
Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
5/10
Outdoor sports
10/10

Weather Forecasts for Melbourne (Victoria)

WED   Nov 30
18°C | 10°C
S 19 kmph
THU   Dec 01
18°C | 12°C
S 25 kmph
0.4 mm
Patchy rain possible

Patchy rain possible

FRI   Dec 02
21°C | 9°C
S 17 kmph

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