The Melbourne Climate in the month of May can still be rather mild but you can really tell that winter is on its way.
The days are getting shorter with the evening sun not quite as orange and inviting as previous months.
The Average Temperatures for the May's Melbourne weather are:
High 16.6 degrees Celcius(61.9F) – Low 8.6 degrees Celsius(47.5F)
Melbourne is starting to slow down, the shops are stocked with warm winter clothes and the city streets are thinning out as the cold air blows in from down south. The city resolves itself to what is coming, cold, wet and windy days. But that's fine as warm fires and warming foods makes up for this wintry Melbourne climate.
The trees are just about bare of leaves and the mornings bring a cold frost heralding what is coming.
The days seem to take on an urgency, with Melbournians preparing for the cold winter months ahead.
The mornings are crisp and sometimes icy! Those that start with a clear sky are glorious and you really do feel like you are alive and well. I love to walk the early hours on a day like that.
Normally on a wintery morning you wake to find a wet fog mist that hangs around till around 9:00am, sometimes even longer. Rug up warm as the day will be a cold one.
You might be lucky to see some blue skies but most times the skies are a boring grey colour, not my favorite time of year in the city.
I much prefer to be down the beach in summer however the children love the beach any time of the year so it really is a great time to pack a picnic and head on down.
Take lots of warm clothes as well as plenty of beach towels and make sure that there isn't a cold southerly blowing in from the Antarctic!
My tip once again is to be prepared for all contingencies.
Melbourne Weather Forecast are usually quite accurate and if it is predicted that there will be rain then there usually is.
If you do love to beachcombe or collect seaglass, this is a great month for doing just that as the beaches are fairly deserted.
This poster has been created using an original photo I snapped down at Frankston beach here in Victoria, Australia - this is one of the best spots I have found to collect these precious pieces of history.
I think if you are rugged up warm enough there really is nothing like wandering a deserted back beach battling the full forces of the Southerlies here in Melbourne.
BTW - The Penguins never stop arriving down on Phillip Island and the crowds are not as busy! Just rug up really warmly though.
The outer areas of Melbourne are great to visit during this time of the year with the last of the autumn leaves falling in the Blue Mountains, the southerlies beating the coastline along the Great Ocean Road and the countryside wineries stocking their cellars with last season's goodies ready for the winter tourist trade.
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