Only in November 2021, the minimum temperature in one from days reached in Australian capital city, Canberra, only historic -5,1°C and snowing were appearing during the month more times /https://mkweather.com/in-australia-more-snow-than-in-canada//.
November 2021 ended in the country as the coldest November minimally since the year 1900.
While the first Summer 2021/2022 heatwave hit mainly deserts in NW Australia, far away from populated regions (+45,6°C) /https://mkweather.com/australia-recorded-the-wettest-spring-since-2010-but-december-started-with-a-456c-heatwave//, the continent is waiting for the next extreme heatwave already in the next period (up to Christmas 2021).
This, the second heatwave hits most of the country, including central, southern, and densely populated southeastern parts.
The duration of the heatwave will be anomalously long and Australian meteorologists have already warned before “catastrophic” wildfire potential across the country, which should be peaking shortly before or directly at Christmas 2021.
Above Central Australia, maximum temperatures up to around +49°C are during the heatwave possible.
Temperatures should reach above +40°C, or even above +45°C above more dry regions of Southeast, too.
Overall stormy, rainy, and flood character of Summer 2021/2022 /Summer 2021/2022 forecast for Australia and Oceania here: https://mkweather.com/summer-2021-2022-forecast-for-australia-and-oceania-stormy-colder-la-nina-pattern-above-the-continent// will be therefore prematurely interrupted, because extreme heatwaves in the region were possible mainly in the second half of the season, thanks to transition from negative to positive IOD and the weakening of MJO, in combination with changes of still relatively powerful La Nina.
If you live in the region, we recommend you to watch current weather news, forecasts, warnings, and advisories, for better preparedness.
There is a possibility, that Christmas 2021 should be in Australia tragic.