Melbourne’s weather is infamously unpredictable; it’s not unusual to experience four seasons in one day. So, while this guide will help you to know what to expect when it comes to the weather when visiting Melbourne, it’s always a good idea to be prepared for frost, sun and rain on any given day.
In July, Melbourne’s climate is generally low in humidity, low in rainfall and experiences plenty of sunshine. The average temperature is approximately 14ºC, which is 57ºF. Basically, it’s the perfect time to visit Melbourne.
On a sunny day, July is the perfect time to enjoy a twilight walk along the Yarra River, taking you from the CBD to Richmond. Or you can even use the chilly weather as an opportunity to rug up and head down to St Kilda where you can settle in at a restaurant along the beach and enjoy a beautiful dinner while basking in the relaxing sounds of the waves along the shore.
This time of year is also a wonderful time to take advantage of all the activities that Melbourne and Victoria have to offer. Head to one of the many incredible, award-winning restaurants the city has to offer for an exquisite dining experience (but make sure to go early or book in advance, otherwise you may be waiting for hours to get a table). Or why not meander outside of the city to the Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula to taste some of the world’s best wine.
Of course, July in Melbourne means that it’s Australian Rules Football (AFL) season. Don a scarf and beanie and head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) or Marvel Stadium to experience first-hand the incomparable excitement and atmosphere of a lively AFL game and soak up an integral part of Melbourne’s culture.
While July may be the perfect time to visit Melbourne, at the end of the day, the unpredictability of Melbourne’s weather has become an iconic characteristic of the city and many activities have been designed to cater for it. So, no matter what the weather is like, you’ll always be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do and sights to see.
Weather Averages for July in Melbourne
- Low Temperature: 7.1°C or 44.8°F
- High Temperature: 14.2°C or 57.6°F
- Sunshine Hours: 9.5 hours
- Monthly Sunshine Hours: 120
- Rainfall: 46.5mm
- Rainfall days: 13.5 days