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Melbourne Weather And Best Time To Visit Melbourne
Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne is famous for the Grand Prix it hosts. With a temperate type of climate, Melbourne has pleasant weather all year round. However, having said that, it is well known, that there are chances of you facing Melbourne’s typical ‘Four Seasons a Day’ phenomenon. With warm days making it ideal for sightseeing and other activities, the best time to plan a trip to Melbourne would really depend on what activities or festivals you’d like to attend.
Spring (September to November)
Pleasant weather with warm days and cool evenings make this the perfect time to indulge in outdoor activities. October is the month to be here when the Melbourne Festival takes the city by a storm. The Tesselaar Tulip Festival also happens during the months of September and October, with over a hundred thousand tulips on display. The beautiful blooms of these flowers brighten up your heart. For the foodies, there is more to Australia than Master Chef Australia. The Taste of Melbourne, which is a 4-day international food festival, is held in November each year and makes for some amazing culinary experience.
Summer (December to February)
While not as hot as Sydney, Melbourne does have a distinct summer season with temperatures going over the 30°C mark. We suggest wearing light cotton-wear and keeping hydrated at all times. Some of the major attractions in Melbourne during the summer season include the Australian Grand Slam Open. For music lovers, there is the St. Kilda Festival and the Laneway festival; while for the art fanatics, there is the White Night, where the entire city’s buildings are mapped with spectacular projections. This sure makes for one of the best times to visit.
Autumn (March to May)
Autumn, lasting from March to May, is ideal for outdoor activities, walks, and barbeque sessions in gardens. The weather is pleasant with cool nights, warm days and some showers. Autumn brings to Melbourne its Virgin Australia Fashion Festival and for the foodies, there is always the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival where you can sample the culinary excellence of Melbourne chefs. For an instant adrenaline rush, book tickets to the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.
Winter (June to August)
Winters are chilly and slightly on the wetter side in Melbourne. This is the least popular time to visit Melbourne which in turn means you can get incredible offers on travel fares, accommodation and activities. Despite the weather, there are lots of activities to do here during winter. This time is especially suited for art and film lovers. Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, organised by National Gallery of Victoria and Australian Centre for the Moving Image collect the work of celebrated artists and put it on display for a period of 100 days. You can also catch some of the best films made across the world being showcased at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
With different attractions all year round, you can pick and chose the festivals you do not want to miss while making your itinerary to visit this culturally diverse and beautiful city.