Victoria climate guide

Temperature in Victoria (°F)

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Max temperature (daytime)
79°F maximum daytime temperature in January in Victoria (Melbourne)79
79°F maximum daytime temperature in February in Victoria (Melbourne)79
75°F maximum daytime temperature in March in Victoria (Melbourne)75
68°F maximum daytime temperature in April in Victoria (Melbourne)68
61°F maximum daytime temperature in May in Victoria (Melbourne)61
57°F maximum daytime temperature in June in Victoria (Melbourne)57
55°F maximum daytime temperature in July in Victoria (Melbourne)55
57°F maximum daytime temperature in August in Victoria (Melbourne)57
61°F maximum daytime temperature in September in Victoria (Melbourne)61
66°F maximum daytime temperature in October in Victoria (Melbourne)66
72°F maximum daytime temperature in November in Victoria (Melbourne)72
75°F maximum daytime temperature in December in Victoria (Melbourne)75
Min temperature (night-time)
57°F minimum night-time temperature in January in Victoria (Melbourne)57
57°F minimum night-time temperature in February in Victoria (Melbourne)57
55°F minimum night-time temperature in March in Victoria (Melbourne)55
50°F minimum night-time temperature in April in Victoria (Melbourne)50
46°F minimum night-time temperature in May in Victoria (Melbourne)46
43°F minimum night-time temperature in June in Victoria (Melbourne)43
41°F minimum night-time temperature in July in Victoria (Melbourne)41
43°F minimum night-time temperature in August in Victoria (Melbourne)43
45°F minimum night-time temperature in September in Victoria (Melbourne)45
48°F minimum night-time temperature in October in Victoria (Melbourne)48
50°F minimum night-time temperature in November in Victoria (Melbourne)50
54°F minimum night-time temperature in December in Victoria (Melbourne)54
Sea temperature
66°F sea temperature in January in Victoria (Melbourne)66
68°F sea temperature in February in Victoria (Melbourne)68
68°F sea temperature in March in Victoria (Melbourne)68
64°F sea temperature in April in Victoria (Melbourne)64
59°F sea temperature in May in Victoria (Melbourne)59
55°F sea temperature in June in Victoria (Melbourne)55
54°F sea temperature in July in Victoria (Melbourne)54
52°F sea temperature in August in Victoria (Melbourne)52
54°F sea temperature in September in Victoria (Melbourne)54
57°F sea temperature in October in Victoria (Melbourne)57
61°F sea temperature in November in Victoria (Melbourne)61
64°F sea temperature in December in Victoria (Melbourne)64

Sunshine & Daylight in Victoria

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily hours of sunshine
Daily hours of daylight
14 hours of daylight per day in January in Victoria (Melbourne)14
14 hours of daylight per day in February in Victoria (Melbourne)14
12 hours of daylight per day in March in Victoria (Melbourne)12
11 hours of daylight per day in April in Victoria (Melbourne)11
10 hours of daylight per day in May in Victoria (Melbourne)10
10 hours of daylight per day in June in Victoria (Melbourne)10
10 hours of daylight per day in July in Victoria (Melbourne)10
11 hours of daylight per day in August in Victoria (Melbourne)11
12 hours of daylight per day in September in Victoria (Melbourne)12
13 hours of daylight per day in October in Victoria (Melbourne)13
14 hours of daylight per day in November in Victoria (Melbourne)14
15 hours of daylight per day in December in Victoria (Melbourne)15

Rainfall in Victoria

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Number of days with some rain
10 days with some rainfall in January in Victoria (Melbourne)10
9 days with some rainfall in February in Victoria (Melbourne)9
10 days with some rainfall in March in Victoria (Melbourne)10
9 days with some rainfall in April in Victoria (Melbourne)9
10 days with some rainfall in May in Victoria (Melbourne)10
10 days with some rainfall in June in Victoria (Melbourne)10
10 days with some rainfall in July in Victoria (Melbourne)10
10 days with some rainfall in August in Victoria (Melbourne)10
10 days with some rainfall in September in Victoria (Melbourne)10
12 days with some rainfall in October in Victoria (Melbourne)12
10 days with some rainfall in November in Victoria (Melbourne)10
9 days with some rainfall in December in Victoria (Melbourne)9
Average monthly rainfall (inches)
2.0 inches monthly rainfall in January in Victoria (Melbourne)2.0
1.8 inches monthly rainfall in February in Victoria (Melbourne)1.8
1.7 inches monthly rainfall in March in Victoria (Melbourne)1.7
2.1 inches monthly rainfall in April in Victoria (Melbourne)2.1
2.5 inches monthly rainfall in May in Victoria (Melbourne)2.5
1.6 inches monthly rainfall in June in Victoria (Melbourne)1.6
1.9 inches monthly rainfall in July in Victoria (Melbourne)1.9
2.2 inches monthly rainfall in August in Victoria (Melbourne)2.2
2.1 inches monthly rainfall in September in Victoria (Melbourne)2.1
2.4 inches monthly rainfall in October in Victoria (Melbourne)2.4
2.2 inches monthly rainfall in November in Victoria (Melbourne)2.2
2.2 inches monthly rainfall in December in Victoria (Melbourne)2.2

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (Maximum)
UV (maximum) index 11+ (Extreme) in January in Victoria (Melbourne)11
UV (maximum) index 10 (Very High) in February in Victoria (Melbourne)10
UV (maximum) index 8 (Very High) in March in Victoria (Melbourne)8
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in April in Victoria (Melbourne)5
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in May in Victoria (Melbourne)3
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in June in Victoria (Melbourne)2
UV (maximum) index 2 (Low) in July in Victoria (Melbourne)2
UV (maximum) index 3 (Moderate) in August in Victoria (Melbourne)3
UV (maximum) index 5 (Moderate) in September in Victoria (Melbourne)5
UV (maximum) index 7 (High) in October in Victoria (Melbourne)7
UV (maximum) index 9 (Very High) in November in Victoria (Melbourne)9
UV (maximum) index 11 (Extreme) in December in Victoria (Melbourne)11
Heat & Humidity
Low heat & humidity in January in Victoria (Melbourne)L
Low heat & humidity in February in Victoria (Melbourne)L
No heat & humidity in March in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in April in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in May in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in June in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in July in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in August in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in September in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in October in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in November in Victoria (Melbourne)0
No heat & humidity in December in Victoria (Melbourne)0

Note: 0 = None, L = Low, M = Moderate, H = High, VH = Very high, E = Extreme

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The climate guide for Victoria, represented by Melbourne, shows long term monthly weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia), the Met Office & the Netherlands Meteorological Institute. Find out more about our data sources.

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Victoria climate overview

Victoria is a small but geographically and culturally diverse state of Australia at the southernmost limit of the Australian mainland. In contrast to the rest of the mainland, it has comparatively rich soils and more evenly distributed rainfall. Victoria was also the region to which most of the first settlers came in the middle of the nineteenth century, at that time in search of gold, and it is still today the most densely populated state in Australia. Its capital Melbourne was a gold rush town in the 1850's and became the capital of Australia in the early twentieth century before Canberra was established.

The Great Dividing Range runs eastwards from Melbourne, and although none of its peaks are particularly high, there are lakes and large areas of unspoilt wilderness much of it covered by eucalypt forest. In winter the higher slopes are usually snow covered. Levels of rainfall are relatively high in eastern Victoria providing sufficient pasture for dairy farming and good grazing generally.

To the west of Melbourne towns such as Ballarat and Bendigo boast a wealth of historic architecture as a reminder of their affluent gold-mining past, while along the south-west coast, the Great Ocean Road traverses one of the most spectacular coastlines in the whole of Australia.

Western Victoria is drier than the east and becomes progressively so the further north one travels, where the landscape becomes flatter, supporting fields of wheat and grazing sheep. The far north-west is the gateway to the dry deserts of Australia's outback but also to irrigation schemes along the Murray River, centres of fruit and wine production.

Over the whole state summers are mostly warm with occasional hot spells when winds from the north bring very high temperatures and the risk of bush-fires, while winters are mostly cool, never really cold except at altitude. Through most of the state rainfall is distributed throughout the year particularly in the south-east where it is usually more persistent in winter. In the north-west however summers tend to be relatively dry.

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