Melbourne, FL Climate


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The climate in Melbourne, FL is a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters. The average temperature year-round is around 72°F (22°C). Rainfall is plentiful throughout the year, and afternoon thunderstorms are common in the summer months. Snow is very rare in Melbourne, but light frost does occur occasionally. The hurricane season runs from June to November, and can bring heavy rains and strong winds. However, high pressure often prevents hurricanes from making landfall in this area.

Melbourne, Florida gets 54 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.

Melbourne averages 0 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.

On average, there are 234 sunny days per year in Melbourne. The US average is 205 sunny days.

Melbourne gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 120 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.


Weather Highlights

Summer High: the July high is around 91 degrees
Winter Low: the January low is 49
Rain: averages 54 inches of rain a year
Snow: averages 0 inches of snow a year


Bestplaces Comfort Index

The annual BestPlaces Comfort Index for Melbourne is 7.0 (10=best), which means it is more comfortable than most places in Florida.

3.3 Summer - 9 Winter
April, November and March are the most pleasant months in Melbourne, while August and July are the least comfortable months.

  ClimateMelbourne, FloridaUnited States
  53.5 in.38.1 in.
  0.0 in.27.8 in.
  119.9 days106.2 days
  234 days205 days
  90.7°85.8°
  48.9°21.7°
  77
  6.64.3
  20 ft.2443 ft.
Climate
YOU SHOULD KNOW

Many people confuse weather and climate but they are different. Weather is the conditions of the atmosphere over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere is over long periods of time.

Weather is how the atmosphere is behaving and its effects upon life and human activities. Weather can change from minute-to-minute. Most people think of weather in terms of temperature, humidity, precipitation, cloudiness, brightness, visibility, wind, and atmospheric pressure.

Climate is the description of the long-term pattern of weather in a place. Climate can mean the average weather for a particular region and time period taken over 30 years. Climate is the average of weather over time.

July is the hottest month for Melbourne with an average high temperature of 90.7°, which ranks it as about average compared to other places in Florida. In Melbourne, there are 7 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Melbourne are November, March and April.
In Melbourne, there are 67.2 days annually when the high temperature is over 90°, which is cooler than most places in Florida.
January has the coldest nighttime temperatures for Melbourne with an average of 48.9°. This is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In Melbourne, there are 2.4 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below freezing, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.
In Melbourne, there are 0.0 days annually when the nighttime low temperature falls below zero°, which is about average compared to other places in Florida.
Humidity in Melbourne can be stifling in the summer but very pleasant in the winter months. The humidity here has been described as oppressive in August and July. The humid season extends from May-November and the most comfortable months are December-April.
August is the wettest month in Melbourne with 7.7 inches of rain, and the driest month is January with 2.4 inches. The wettest season is Autumn with 40% of yearly precipitation and 14% occurs in Spring, which is the driest season. The annual rainfall of 53.5 inches in Melbourne means that it is about average compared to other places in Florida.
August is the rainiest month in Melbourne with 14.5 days of rain, and April is the driest month with only 6.0 rainy days. There are 119.9 rainy days annually in Melbourne, which is rainier than most places in Florida. The rainiest season is Autumn when it rains 34% of the time and the driest is Summer with only a 18% chance of a rainy day.
There is rarely any recorded snowfall in Melbourne, ranking it as one of the least snowy places in Florida. Any measurable snowfall is a rare occurance in Melbourne.
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