Currently in Melbourne — November 2nd, 2022

Currently in Melbourne — November 2nd, 2022
Ugh. More of the same.

The weather, currently.

Partly cloudy with a high chance of showers.

An overnight low of 7°C. In November. I’m sorry… what? It’s true. That really happened last night. And tonight won’t be much better with low of 9°C. Lunchtime today will be as good as it gets at 14°C, and if the partly cloudy clouds are partly parting at that time, get outside and get some rare sunshine in. Because when it’s not briefly sunny today, it will be rainy, and hail-y, and windy, with south-westerly gusts from 20 to 30 km/h. Apparently the warmer weather is on its way. Apparently we’ll be in the mid-twenties by early next week. But right now, it’s all showers, and flood watches (for Central and North East Victoria, and for Gippsland), and flood warnings (for the Watts and Yarra Rivers), and marine wind warnings (for the East Gippsland Coast, Port Phillip, Western Port, West Coast, Central Coast, and Central Gippsland Coast). I don’t know about you but I’m over it.

— Megan Herbert

What you need to know, currently.

As Atlantic hurricane season enters its final month, tropical storm Martin joins Lisa in the basin. The last time there were two, simultaneous hurricanes in November was in 2001.

Lisa, which is in the western Caribbean Sea, could hit Belize as the sixth hurricane of the 2022 season Wednesday night. Martin is also forecast to become a short-lived hurricane Wednesday, according to the National Hurricane Center. A third storm could develop by the weekend as well.

Martin formed from the same system that brought heavy rain and flooding to Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands last week. The storm’s formation was also triggered by unusually warm sea surface temperatures of 25-25.5 degrees C (77-78 degrees F), which are two degrees C (3.6 degrees F) above average.

Martin is expected to transition from a hurricane to a powerful extratropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds on Thursday. However, it’s not a threat to any land areas.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has predicted two to six more hurricanes to form before the season officially ends on Nov. 30. The next named storm to form will be Nicole.

—Aarohi Sheth