After experiencing below average temperatures throughout the month of November, the Esperance region appears to be in for a warm festive season.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology, we’re in for warmer daytime and overnight temperatures during the month of December – with a 70 per cent chance of exceeding our average daily maximum.
The December weather outlook also shows rainfall to be average.
According to the Bureau, climate patterns appear to be influenced by the long-term increasing trend in global air and ocean temperatures.
For the month of November, daily temperatures averaged around 21.7°C, 1.3°C below the month’s average.
However, overnight minimum temperatures were slightly above average, sitting at about 12.7°C.
The month’s total rainfall reached 33 mm, 3 per cent below the monthly average.
Currently, the year’s total rainfall is sitting at 552 mm, around 8 per cent below average.
Last year, December brought dry weather and numerous storms, with lightning causing a number of spot fires in the region.