The best times to visit Melbourne for ideal weather are
November 5th to April 29th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Melbourne Travel Guide
Weather in Melbourne
Average temperatures in Melbourne vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 45th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Melbourne, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 91.1°F (32.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 75.5°F (24.2°C) at night.
Melbourne Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Melbourne Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Melbourne Perceived Temperature (F)
Melbourne Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Melbourne Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Melbourne are April, March, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Melbourne? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Melbourne.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Melbourne (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Melbourne has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is March (59.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is July (72.8%).
Wind in Melbourne is usually moderate. The windiest month is May, followed by March and April. May’s average wind speed of around 8.4 knots (9.7 MPH or 15.6 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late February and early March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Melbourne.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||7.2||Gentle breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.3||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.3||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|May||8.4||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.9||Light breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.9||Light breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.3||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.5||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Nov||8||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Melbourne?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Jan 19, 2018 there are no travel advisories or warnings for the United States; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Melbourne, FL, US is March, followed by July and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Melbourne in October. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Melbourne Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 75.5°F (24.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see the most precipitation with 8 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Melbourne, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.1°F (31.7°C) and 76.7°F (24.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is somewhat cool this time of year in Melbourne to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 77.7°F (25.4°C) and 72.6°F (22.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.