Currently in Melbourne — December 2nd, 2022

Currently in Melbourne — December 2nd, 2022

The weather, currently.

Clouds will clear

Last night’s overnight low of 10˚C is as cold as it’s going to get for at least a week if the long-range forecast is to be believed. I’ve put my woollens away and pulled them right back out again enough times this spring to know that no forecast is certain in the middle of a La Niña event. But just this once, I’m allowing myself to believe the hype. Today, clouds will clear to make way for a lovely top of 23˚C and an accompanying UV index of 11 (which is extreme – cover up from 9am till 5pm). Saturday will reach a glorious top of 30˚C after an overnight low of 12 ˚C, and Sunday… drumroll… 33˚C! Light winds, few clouds, no sign of rain or flood warnings all weekend. Stay sun-protected, but other than that, just enjoy it. I know I will.

— Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

Happy Meteorological Winter!

Your calendar may say the season starts Dec. 21st, which is called Astronomical Winter, but for meterologists and climatologists, Dec. 1st marks the beginning of Meteorological Winter — the coldest three months of the year in the Northern Hemisphere.

NOAA uses these climatological seasons to make record-keeping more meaningful. Astronomical seasons change from year to year as they’re based on sun angles and solstices and equinoxes can fall on different dates. But, meteorological seasons stick to calendar months each year.

Dec. 1st is usually when winter-like weather starts as well, so bundle up! And if you’re in a snowy area, stay tuned for forecasts of any possible snowy systems.

—Aarohi Sheth

We are ramping up efforts to finish building Project Mushroom asap — a safe platform to promote connection, mutual aid, and transformative action at a critical moment in history. ​​We need your help.

Several community members have committed to a matching fund of $8,815 that will be used to match dollar-for-dollar all Kickstarter pledges made using this link through December 2nd.

What you can do, currently.