Monthly climate in Melbourne, Australia

Last updated: June 26, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Melbourne features a oceanic climate (Cfb). Temperatures typically range between 10 °C (49 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to -1 °C (31 °F) or can rise to as high as 43 °C (110 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 660 mm (26.0 inches) and receives 107 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Melbourne enjoys an average of 3107 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 9 hours 34 minutes to 14 hours 43 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Melbourne, Australia §

The warmest months in Melbourne are January, February and Mart, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 19 to 21 °C (66 - 70 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in June, July and August, when daily mean temperatures range from 10 to 10 °C (49 - 50 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Melbourne experiences 70 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Melbourne, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 43°C
(110°F)
42°C
(109°F)
38°C
(101°F)
32°C
(89°F)
25°C
(77°F)
18°C
(65°F)
18°C
(64°F)
21°C
(70°F)
27°C
(81°F)
32°C
(91°F)
39°C
(102°F)
43°C
(109°F)
Mean maximum 39°C
(103°F)
36°C
(97°F)
33°C
(91°F)
28°C
(83°F)
22°C
(72°F)
16°C
(61°F)
17°C
(63°F)
19°C
(66°F)
25°C
(77°F)
28°C
(83°F)
34°C
(93°F)
37°C
(98°F)
Average high 27°C
(81°F)
25°C
(78°F)
24°C
(76°F)
20°C
(69°F)
16°C
(62°F)
14°C
(57°F)
13°C
(56°F)
14°C
(57°F)
17°C
(62°F)
19°C
(67°F)
22°C
(72°F)
24°C
(76°F)
Daily mean 21°C
(70°F)
19°C
(67°F)
19°C
(66°F)
15°C
(60°F)
12°C
(54°F)
10°C
(50°F)
10°C
(49°F)
10°C
(50°F)
12°C
(54°F)
14°C
(58°F)
17°C
(62°F)
18°C
(65°F)
Average low 15°C
(60°F)
14°C
(58°F)
14°C
(57°F)
11°C
(52°F)
9°C
(48°F)
7°C
(44°F)
6°C
(44°F)
7°C
(44°F)
7°C
(46°F)
9°C
(49°F)
11°C
(52°F)
13°C
(55°F)
Mean minimum 10°C
(51°F)
9°C
(49°F)
9°C
(48°F)
6°C
(44°F)
3°C
(38°F)
3°C
(37°F)
1°C
(34°F)
2°C
(36°F)
2°C
(36°F)
4°C
(39°F)
5°C
(42°F)
9°C
(48°F)
Minimum 9°C
(49°F)
8°C
(46°F)
8°C
(47°F)
5°C
(41°F)
3°C
(38°F)
1°C
(34°F)
-1°C
(31°F)
1°C
(34°F)
1°C
(33°F)
3°C
(38°F)
5°C
(42°F)
8°C
(46°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Melbourne, Australia §

Melbourne usually has the most precipitation in September, October and December, with an average of 10 rainy days and 70 mm (2.8 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Melbourne are January, February and Mart. On average, 42 mm (1.6 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Melbourne, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 42 (1.6) 44 (1.7) 40 (1.6) 51 (2.0) 57 (2.2) 54 (2.1) 46 (1.8) 58 (2.3) 64 (2.5) 74 (2.9) 58 (2.3) 74 (2.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 5 4 6 7 10 9 12 13 12 12 10 7

Monthly sunshine hours in Melbourne, Australia §

The sunniest months in Melbourne are February, November and December, when the sun shines an average of 10 hours 11 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Melbourne: May, June and July receive an average of 6 hours 41 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Melbourne, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 279 290 285 240 214 192 210 230 259 282 291 337
Mean daily daylight hours 14h 26m 13h 29m 12h 17m 11h 4m 10h 4m 9h 34m 9h 49m 10h 41m 11h 50m 13h 3m 14h 9m 14h 43m

Solar UV radiation in Melbourne, Australia §

Melbourne experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in January, February and December, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 14 - 15, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. May, June and July are in the Low / Moderate exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 4. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Melbourne UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Melbourne, Australia. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 14 15 12 6 4 2 3 5 7 10 13 14