The second-largest city in Australia and the capital of the state of Victoria, Melbourne is a beautiful and diverse city, voted one of the most student-friendly cities in the world, and also voted the world's most liveable city for six consecutive years. The city has a lively passion for social eating and drinking, which is reflected in the thousands of restaurants serving up gastronomic experiences from around the world. Melbourne has many beautiful parks, galleries, shopping and the nightlife is great. Melbourne is perhaps Australia’s most cultured and politically conservative city.
Located at the head of Port Phillip Bay, on the southeastern coast, it is second only to Sydney in population, and there is a good-natured rivalry between the two cities.
WEATHER IN MELBOURNE
Melbourne’s weather results from the eastward flow of high-pressure cells separated by low-pressure troughs.
SUMMER (December – February)
A Melbourne summer typical day is warm and sunny, with a freshening sea breeze arriving from the south in the afternoon. The temperatures usually are between 14 - 25.3°C (57.2 - 77.5°F). A few days are cool, cloudy, and dry, with occasional hot spells that can last more than three days. Melbourne’s top temperatures are usually in January and February, when temperatures can occasionally soar past 30°C (86°F).
AUTUMN (March – May)
Autumn in Melbourne is market by morning fog, sunny days. Hot weather can be experienced in the first fortnight, when the temperature is about 35ºC. it comes accompanied by a strong northerly wind during the day. The nights are quite cool with temperatures falling below 10ºC several times a week.
WINTER (June – August)
The winter in Melbourne can be very cold, you won't experience ice storms or blizzards. At this chilly season, Australians get busy with a schedule of cultural events, which showcase everything from food to films.
SPRING (September – November)
Springtime visitors will enjoy blooming flowers and rising temps. The maximum temperature exceeds 25ºC , however, it also fails to reach 15ºC once a week. Nights are usually mild, and many days are windy. Warm to hot and sunny days and cold and showery days may follow each other in rapid succession.