Average Weather in Melbourne Beach Florida, United States
In Melbourne Beach, the summers are long, hot, oppressive, wet, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, cool, windy, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 54°F to 89°F and is rarely below 40°F or above 93°F.
Based on the tourism score, the best times of year to visit Melbourne Beach for warm-weather activities are from late February to mid May and from late October to mid December.
The hot season lasts for 4.0 months, from May 30 to September 29, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is July 23, with an average high of 89°F and low of 76°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.9 months, from December 6 to March 2, with an average daily high temperature below 75°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 54°F and high of 71°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature
In Melbourne Beach, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The clearer part of the year in Melbourne Beach begins around October 3 and lasts for 8.1 months, ending around June 5. On May 1, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 64% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 36% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around June 5 and lasts for 3.9 months, ending around October 3. On July 7, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 69% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 31% of the time.
Cloud Cover Categories
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Melbourne Beach varies significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from May 28 to October 8, with a greater than 38% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 59% on August 24.
The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from October 8 to May 28. The smallest chance of a wet day is 18% on December 15.
Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 59% on August 24.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Melbourne Beach experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
Rain falls throughout the year in Melbourne Beach. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around August 31, with an average total accumulation of 5.8 inches.
The least rain falls around December 23, with an average total accumulation of 1.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
The length of the day in Melbourne Beach varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 10 hours, 22 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 56 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 6:25 AM on June 10, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 11 minutes later at 7:36 AM on March 11. The earliest sunset is at 5:26 PM on December 1, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 57 minutes later at 8:22 PM on July 1.
Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Melbourne Beach during 2018, starting in the spring on March 11, lasting 7.8 months, and ending in the fall on November 4.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time
Melbourne Beach experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.
The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from April 14 to November 28, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 36% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is August 4, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.
The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 15% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The average hourly wind speed in Melbourne Beach experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 8.0 months, from September 26 to May 26, with average wind speeds of more than 9.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is March 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 11.5 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.0 months, from May 26 to September 26. The calmest day of the year is August 4, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Melbourne Beach varies throughout the year.
The wind is most often from the east for 4.1 months, from February 21 to June 23 and for 4.4 months, from August 11 to December 24, with a peak percentage of 53% on September 24. The wind is most often from the south for 1.6 months, from June 23 to August 11, with a peak percentage of 44% on July 20. The wind is most often from the north for 1.9 months, from December 24 to February 21, with a peak percentage of 30% on January 1.
Melbourne Beach is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.1 months, from June 14 to October 17, with an average temperature above 81°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is August 26, with an average temperature of 83°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from December 26 to April 7, with an average temperature below 73°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is February 6, with an average temperature of 71°F.
Average Water Temperature
Best Time of Year to Visit
To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Melbourne Beach throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.
The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Melbourne Beach for general outdoor tourist activities are from late February to mid May and from late October to mid December, with a peak score in the third week of April.
The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Melbourne Beach for hot-weather activities are from late April to early June and for the entire month of October, with a peak score in the second week of May.
For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.
Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.
Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.
Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.
Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.
Temperatures in Melbourne Beach are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season
Growing Degree Days
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The brighter period of the year lasts for 2.0 months, from April 3 to June 2, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.1 kWh. The brightest day of the year is May 3, with an average of 6.8 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from November 8 to January 31, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.0 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 22, with an average of 3.4 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Melbourne Beach are 28.068 deg latitude, -80.560 deg longitude, and 0 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Melbourne Beach is essentially flat, with a maximum elevation change of 13 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1 foot. Within 10 miles is also essentially flat (33 feet). Within 50 miles is essentially flat (112 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Melbourne Beach is covered by water (73%) and artificial surfaces (24%), within 10 miles by water (56%) and artificial surfaces (36%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and herbaceous vegetation (19%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Melbourne Beach, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Melbourne Beach.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Melbourne Beach according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Melbourne Beach is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Melbourne Beach and a given station.
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .