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Melbourne in March

Melbourne may be known for having four seasons in one day, but March is a great time to spend some time in Melbourne.

March in Australia means we are officially in Autumn however you can expect to experience the lingering summer heat at this time of the year.  Average temperatures are between 14 - 25.3°C (57.2 - 77.5°F) and typically dry however high humidity is still a possibility.  There's the potential for hot spells that can last more than three days, where temperatures can soar well past 30°C (86°F).

Daylight Saving

Your visit to Melbourne will be during Daylight Saving Time. 

Daylight saving begins at 2am, Eastern Standard Time, on the first Sunday in October and ends at 3am Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the first Sunday in April. During this time Melbourne moves to Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), UTC +11.

Sea Temperature

During the December-March period, the average sea temperature in Melbourne is 17.4 - 18.8°C (63.3 - 65.8°F).

What To Pack

In Melbourne the weather can change suddenly so we recommend you arrive prepared – pack an umbrella, light/waterproof coat and sweaters, clothing pieces that can be layered when needed, plus a hat and sunglasses. 

Ultraviolet (UV) Index Forecast

Visitors to Melbourne should look out for the UV index in local weather reports, which describes the daily solar UV radiation intensity. Protect yourself by wearing a minimum SPF30+ sunscreen which is readily available in department stores, chemists, convenience stores, and supermarkets.