Climate in Melbourne (Victoria), Australia

The graphs below show the monthly weather averages over the year.

Average day and night temperature

The mean minimum and maximum temperatures over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly hours of sunshine

The average monthly total hours of sunshine over the year

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Daily percent of sunshine

The mean percent of sunhours during the day over the year

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Average water temperature

The mean water temperature over the year. Show in Fahrenheit

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Monthly precipitation

The mean monthly precipitation over the year, including rain, snow, hail etc. Show in Inches

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Monthly rainy days

The average number of days each month with rain, snow, hail etc.

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Average humidity

The mean monthly relative humidity over the year

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Average wind speed

The mean monthly wind speed over the year (in meters per second)

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Weather Forecasts for Melbourne (Victoria)

MON   Oct 03
18°C | 7°C
ESE 10 kmph
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

TUE   Oct 04
16°C | 10°C
SSE 15 kmph
Partly cloudy

Partly cloudy

WED   Oct 05
13°C | 11°C
ENE 14 kmph
7.1 mm
Moderate rain

Moderate rain

The best time of year to visit Melbourne in Australia

Melbourne has a temperate maritime climate, with mild winters and warm summers. During summer you can regularly experience a heat wave which means the temperature can reach well over 40°C (104°F) for several days.

Melbourne is a spectacular combination of old and new architecture, elegant streetscapes, ethnic communities and lavish parks and gardens. High season for holidays in Melbourne are dictated more by events than the weather, so it is wise to check what's on and book accommodation early. Weather-wise it is best not to travel to Melbourne in winter, when it is grey and a bit cold. The best season to holiday in Melbourne is autumn (March to May).

During the month of March, April, October, November and December you are most likely to experience good weather with pleasant average temperatures that fall between 20 degrees Celsius (68°F) and 26 degrees Celsius (79°F).

Other facts from our historical climate data:

  • Which is the warmest month in Melbourne?
    January has an average maximum temperature of 27°C (81°F) and is the warmest month of the year.
  • Which is the coldest month in Melbourne?
    The coldest month is July with an average maximum temperature of 15°C (58°F).
  • Which is the wettest month in Melbourne?
    November tops the wettest month list with 61mm (2.4in) of rainfall.
  • Which is the driest month in Melbourne?
    May is the driest month with 35mm (1.4in) of precipitation.
  • Which is the sunniest month in Melbourne?
    January is the sunniest month with an average of 276 hours of sunshine.

  • No idea where to travel to this year? We now have a tool which suggests which destination suits your ideal climate conditions. Find out where to go with our weather planner.