Melbourne is a fun destination to travel throughout the year. It is most fun during the summer months of December to March. The weather is pleasant and warm – very apt for sightseeing and other activities. However, depending on what you want to do, here’s a monthly break up of Melbourne’s climatic conditions so that you can plan when to go:
December to March: These are the summer months in Melbourne and the best time to enjoy the many attractions when the weather is hot at time, but usually pleasant. Also, most of the important events like the Australian Grand Slam Open, the Australian Grand Prix and the Boxing Day Test Cricket Match happen during this time.
Some things to keep in mind while going out in the hot weather are wearing light cotton clothing, applying sun-block, carrying sunglasses and drinking ample water throughout. Since this is the peak season, it is also the most expensive. Book in advance to get the best travel deals.
September to November and March to May: Spring (September to November) and Autumn (March to May) are also good times to visit Melbourne courtesy the pleasant weather . It is a good time to explore the city on foot or on a bike and enjoy picnics, barbeques and more in any of the beautiful parks here.
June to August: These are the coldest months in Melbourne. This is the off-season when the airfares and hotel rates fall down. It sometimes snows in the hills outside the city during this time which makes the nights chilly. You can enjoy skiing in one of the ski fields close to the city or explore the many indoor attractions and dining experiences that the city has to offer.