Melbourne Weather & Climate

Melbourne weather enjoys distinct seasons characterised by warm summers, lush springs, pleasant autumns and cool winters. Melbourne bears a variable climate that experiences warm to hot summers (December to February), balmy autumns (March to May), chilly and wet winters (June to August) and mild, albeit slightly cooler springs (September to November). Often described as having four seasons in one day, it is best to be prepared for all weather however this also means you will generally get to experience Melbourne in all its glory even if you're not visiting for long.

Melbourne's warmer months fall between January and February and days are often dry and prone to bouts of temperature spikes however the cooling breezes that waft from Port Phillip Bay help to ease the effects. June to July are the coolest months while October generally experiences the wettest weather. Average annual rainfall for Melbourne is approximately 600 mm, significantly less than Sydney.

Melbourne Weather Chart

MonthMax Temp in CelsiusMin Temp in CelsiusAv Rainfall mm
January261548
February261650
March241454
April211259
May171057
June14750
July14748
August15749
September17958
October201067
November221259
December241458

Melbourne Weather Forecast