Currently in Melbourne — December 16th, 2022

Currently in Melbourne — December 16th, 2022
A sunny few days as the festive season begins.

The weather, currently.

Partly cloudy... and warming up!

Today will be partly cloudy with little chance of rain. We’ll wake to a chilly 10˚C. Temperatures will climb to 20˚C and if you’re tempted to enjoy this time out of the teens, do so with sun protection as the UV rating will be extreme at 11. Things are gradually warming up over the weekend, with predicted highs of 22˚C and 24˚C on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The nights will still be unseasonably cool but the days will be clear and dry. Something to look forward to as we ease into the festive season.

— Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

The US is expecting a massive surge of cold air from the north next week. The Climate Prediction Center issued their 6-10 day outlook, and the map shows below average temperatures all next week, aside from California and parts of the American West, which will likely see above average temperatures.

However, this year, the Midwest will experiences temperatures about 80% below the region’s average.

“The risks with this will be very cold temperatures, which will affect vulnerable populations,” said Currently’s Chief Meteorologist Megan Montero. “The best thing to do ahead of a blast of cold like this one is to protect the 4 P's. Do things to protect pets, pipes, plants and people.”

What you can do, currently.