The 4 seasons in Melbourne are divided into: Summer (from December to February), Autumn (from March to May), Winter (from June to August) and Spring (from September to November). In general the city is warm and sunny, October is the wettest month with 10 days of rainfall and the hottest months January and February, when temperatures can past 30ºC.
Shops in Melbourne are usually open from 9h until 17h, but some of them open from 10h to 18h Monday to Friday. You’ll find that on Friday many shops and shopping centres open until 21h and during the weekends from 9h to 17h on Saturdays and from 10h to 16h on Sundays. During Christmas shops stay open until later.