Melbourne Weather Forecast
Seasons and Year Round Forecast
Melbourne sits on the southeast corner of the continent of Australia and is famous for its tendency to have “four seasons in one day.” The four distinct seasons usually happen from January to March (summer), April to June (autumn), July to September (winter), and October to December (spring).
The city is known for having much colder winters than most other large cities in Australia. Temperatures during the winter average about 14 degrees, but have gotten as low as -2.7 degrees. This season is usually characterized by frosts and fog but the city very rarely sees snow or sleet.
In spring, the temperature difference between the hot inland of the continent and the cold ocean can cause unpredictable weather patterns including gales and thunderstorms. Temperatures during this time tend to average about 20 degrees, and there are about 11 days of precipitation per month.
The summer continues the highly unpredictable weather, though it is quite common for storms to come and go within a few minutes’ time. Temperatures are usually around 25 degrees with 8 days per month of precipitation.
The fall brings a cooling of temperatures and an increase in precipitation. Temperatures average about 16 degrees and there are usually 11 rainy days a month during this season.
Visitors wanting to come to Melbourne would probably be best served by visiting from December to March when there are higher temperatures and less overall precipitation, as long as they are prepared for surprising but short rain showers from time to time!