The best times to visit Melbourne for ideal weather are
January 29th to May 6th
September 17th to December 2nd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
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Weather in Melbourne
Average temperatures in Melbourne vary somewhat. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some cold weeks in the winter, with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 62nd 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 January, February, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid February where highs are regularly around 84.6°F (29.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62.9°F (17.2°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 January, March, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late December. For example, on the week of December 24th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 4th.
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.
Chance of Precipitation
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 slightly muggy months, with moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is January (46.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (64.9%).
Wind in Melbourne is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by January and March. February’s average wind speed of around 2.6 knots (3 MPH or 4.9 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid September where average top sustained speeds reach 7.4 knots, which is considered a gentle 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||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Feb||2.6||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Mar||2.5||Barely noticeable||5.5||Light breeze|
|Apr||2.3||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
|May||1.8||Barely noticeable||5.2||Light breeze|
|Jun||1.8||Barely noticeable||5||Light breeze|
|Jul||2.1||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light breeze|
|Aug||2.3||Barely noticeable||6||Light breeze|
|Sep||2.1||Barely noticeable||6.3||Light breeze|
|Oct||2||Barely noticeable||5.9||Light breeze|
|Nov||1.9||Barely noticeable||5.6||Light breeze|
|Dec||1.9||Barely noticeable||5.7||Light 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 Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Australia; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Melbourne, VC, Australia is January, followed by July and March. 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 May. 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
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderate. Highs range from 80.3°F (26.8°C) and 62.1°F (16.7°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 5 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have cold weather with high temperatures that are brisk. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 6 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.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 78.3°F (25.7°C) and 65.2°F (18.4°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 5 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Melbourne to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.6°F (29.2°C) and 75.7°F (24.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 3 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.