I don’t care that triple-dip La Niña is a fun combo of words, I won’t have any part in it. Like many Aussies, I’m over the onslaught of rain that this unique weather event has created. I just want my summer to be a vibe without any showers, drizzles, and or overflowing streets. Is that really too much to ask for?
Unfortunately, La Niña might have other plans. Moreover, its sopping-wet plans might impact your Christmas. Therefore, it’s time to get prepped.
Here’s our Christmas day weather forecast that’ll unpack if your December 25 dreams will be rained on.
Christmas Day Weather in Melbourne
Before we get into the predictions, it’s worth noting that the most reliable Xmas day weather forecast will drop on December 18. We’re just too far off for the following assertions to be airtight. And thus, they’re subject to change.
Nevertheless, the Bureau of Meteorology’s Ilana Cherny and Jonathan Howe have both taken a crack at predicting the Christmas weather for us plebeians.
Which brings us to our Victorian weather forecast. As of December 7, the rainfall in VIC is predicted to be slightly above average during the silly season.
Additionally, Cherny said, “We’re looking at likely below-average temperatures for Melbourne and the rest of Victoria for that second half of December.”
Christmas Day Weather in Queensland
Both Eastern Queensland and Cairns currently are forecast to be wetter than usual on December 25. However, the Christmas day weather forecast isn’t 100% rubbish for everywhere in this state.
“Northern Australia is more likely to see warmer than average daytime temperatures,” said Cherny.
“Central and northern Queensland will have a drier second half of December, and elsewhere it will be drier than average in western Queensland for the whole month.”
Christmas Day Weather in Sydney and Tasmania
Meanwhile, believes Howe that the La Niña weather system will impact NSW, the ACT, and Tasmania this Chrissie season.
Howe said that these joints will most likely have “wetter than average conditions” on Xmas day.
Moreover, this La Niña may provide these places with some cooler-than-average daytime temperatures.
Therefore, if you’re planning to picnic in these areas on Christmas, maybe do it on the lounge room floor.
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Christmas Day Weather in Adelaide
This silly season, Adelaide is a coin flip between having wet or uneventful Christmas day weather. This is because Howe has asserted that this city was a “50/50” chance of having an average amount of rainfall this December.
Cherny has also indicated that there’s a level of uncertainty regarding what the December weather in Adelaide will be like.
She said, “There is the possibility of having hot days.”
Christmas Day Weather in Perth
Both Northern and Central Western Australia are predicted to have a drier than normal Christmas day weather forecast. It may also be slightly cooler than normal in Perth.
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