Melbourne locals love to remind visitors that you can often experience four seasons in one day in the city. The weather is usually pleasant and mild, but it’s definitely true that it can be sunny and warm one minute and then pouring rain only a few minutes later, and then back again. This is definitely a city where you have to wear layers and be prepared for changes, especially if you are setting out for an ourdoor activity.
Summers are generally cooler than Sydney, but still plenty warm enough to enjoy a day at one of the nearby beaches. Winters tend to be mild and often windy, but snow is very rare so it’s not something to worry about. Even for all the talk of its volatile weather, it doesn’t rain much in Melbourne at any time of the year, but there is always the risk of a quick downpour or even a steady light drizzle.