Today in Melbourne, Australia

Sunshine and a few afternoon clouds. High 33C. Winds NNW at 15 to 30 km/h.

Partly cloudy skies. Low near 20C. Winds NNE at 10 to 15 km/h.

This weather data was last updated 2017-11-23 00:10:16.

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Melbourne Weather

The city of Melbourne is the second most populated Australian city. It is located in the state of Victoria and it has a total of 4.1 million people. Melbourne is classified as moderate oceanic. One thing that the citizens of Melbourne will tell you is how the weather conditions change quickly. These changes are due to Melbourne location. It is located between the hot of the inland areas and the coolness of the southern ocean. Most of the changes and differences can be seen during the spring and the summer. You are likely to see very cold fronts moving through the area at this time of the year. The cold fronts are also the reason why Melbourne sees a lot of hail, severe thunderstorms and quick changes of temperature. To learn more about weather here check Melbourneweather.net.

Showers

Melbourne weather is likely to see vary many isolated showers. The showers can be severe and the rain drops significantly. There are also big drops in the temperature when the showers pass by. Though these showers are strong in Melbourne, they also clear up quickly. Then, they give way to sunny weather and temperatures which go right back up. What is particular about this type of showers is that they are not necessarily a once a day occurrence. It can happen several times a day with the same strength as the earlier ones. People in Australia will say that the city of Melbourne can see four seasons all in one day. If you have visited the city for more than a few days, then you know exactly what that means.

The Winter

It can snow in Melbourne but snow is not common in the city. Melbourne will get a few degrees colder than most Australian cities during this time of the year. The lowest temperature ever to hit Melbourne weather is a -2.8 Celsius or 27 Fahrenheit and it happened all the way back in 1901. It is more likely that you will experience sleet when you are in the city of Melbourne. Mount Dandenong did see snowfall as recent as 2005. You will, however, get a lot of fog and frost during the winter. The coldest month in Melbourne is the month of July when the average high temperature is only 13.5 Celsius or 56.3 Fahrenheit.

The Summer

One thing that Melbourne is known for is the extreme weather temperatures that can hit the city during the summer. What happens during these heat waves is that the hot air which comes in from central Australia will sweep towards the southeast of the continent. Keep in mind that the deserts in Australia are some of the hottest places on the planet. During the summer, the heat builds up in these deserts and the wind brings that heat to Melbourne weather. The summer months in Melbourne start in December and go all the way through February. The hottest temperature ever recorded in the city of Melbourne was 46.4 Celsius or 115.5 Fahrenheit. Add to that the humidity that can be felt in Melbourne summers and it can make for some miserable weather.

Weather Averages

The hottest temperatures in the city of Melbourne can be felt from December all the way through March. Though March is technically the fall, the highest recorded temperature during that month is 41.7 degrees Celsius or 107.1 Fahrenheit. The winter months can get chilly but not nearly as cold as the residents of North America or Europe are used to. Melbourne gets colder in the month of July when the average low temperature is 6 degrees Celsius or 42.8 Fahrenheit. It does rain a lot in Melbourne with an average rainfall of 650 millimeters or 25.59 inches of rain every year. This is spread out over an average of 150.6 days.

Best Time To Visit

The city of Melbourne is beautiful throughout the year but the summers can get too hot to make it the best time to visit. We here at Melbourne Weather.Net feel the best time to visit is during the fall, especially the early fall. When you visit Melbourne during March you will experience temperatures around 24 Celsius or the mid-70s Fahrenheit while the nights can be cool reaching an average of 13.2 Celsius or 55.8 Fahrenheit. The late spring is very much like the early fall but it may be just a little bit cooler. The difference between the spring and the fall is that it does rain a little more during the spring. That means that the best time to visit the city of Melbourne is during the Melbourne fall. To learn more about weather here check Melbourneweather.net.

 

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