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The Weather In December is frustrating as with 4 seasons in one day often becomes fact.

Summer is in full swing, the temperatures are up there but all this can change in the blink of an eye.

The Average Temperatures for the Melbourne climate in December are:

High: 21.4ºCelsius(70.52ºF) – Low: 12.8ºCelsius(55.0ºF)

The end of the year is drawing close and the busy holiday season is about to begin.

Santa is on his way and the Christmas festive season has hit the city and surrounding suburbs with decorations and Christmas lights strung everywhere.

The Melbourne weather in December is warm, unpredictable and full of surprises.

New Years Eve Storm Melbourne - Australia 2009 compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/35314767@N00/4236011354/2009 New Years Eve Melbourne Australia

School holidays begin and the beaches are beginning to fill up.

Thongs and shorts now become the local attire and the shops are full of cool casual summer gear as Melbournians and Tourists start to enjoy the great outdoors.

Christmas decorations in Melbourne City street compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwz/76637246/ Christmas Street Decorations In Melbourne - Australia

During Melbourne weather in December the days can be quite hot and sticky as the humidity rises.

The rain fall is still quite high, average figure of 59.1mm, and this usually occurs during the night or in short, brief, heavy downpours during the day.

The nights are still usually cool so it is always a good idea to have a warm top close by.

Melbourne escapes the humidity at the beach compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/22532666@N04/3125522613/ Escape The Melbourne Humidity At The Beach

Melbourne loves to show itself off in Summer and one of the great sporting events that all the family can enjoy is the Boxing Day Test Match at the iconic MCG.

Blue sky, gentle southerly breeze blowing and the top players in the cricketing world there in front of you doing battle...perfect!

Traditional Cricket MCG Boxing Day match compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mugley/335833205/Traditional Annual MCG Boxing Day Test Match - 2006

A couple of hours north east of Melbourne are the famous Mt Buller Ski slopes. The snow has melted but Summertime is still fun to visit this area as the views are spectacular and accommodation is quite easy to find.

There is still plenty to do and see in the region and touring around the Man from Snowy River region is quite an experience!

Mt Buller in Summer compliments of my English mate Steve CurleMelbourne Weather In December Up On Top Of Mt Buller

Melbourne Weather In December Can Also Bring Danger!

Strong, hot, northerly winds blow in from across the inland deserts and couple this with soaring high temperatures, the Victorian countryside is baked.

Once beautiful green pastures are now turned into tinder dry open plains and overgrown forests choked with crackling dry foliage are the perfect places for what Melbourne has come to know as High Fire Risk areas.

On severe Fire Danger days no fires are allowed to be lit in the open however this unfortunately sometimes doesn't stop Nature.

If you are a tourist be aware of the risks when venturing out into the countryside. Listen to the weather forecast and please do take head of the fire danger warnings.

Smoke engulfs the city of Melbourne -  Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/cicada/327833593/ 2006 Bushfires Smoke Engulfs Melbourne - Australia

Melbourne weather in December can be dramatic, exciting, exhausting, unbearably hot or uncomfortably cold. That's Melbourne climate for you.

There is one thing though that does help Melbournians and Tourist alike and that is the knowledge that a Melbourne heatwave will not last and that much needed southerly change will come in soon.

Southerly storm across the Port Philip Bay compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctorgrondo/5231129787/ Storm Brewing On Port Philip Bay - Station Pier Port Melbourne

Sometimes that welcome southerly doesn't just bring a cooling breeze. Sometimes it is accompanied with lightening, thunder, rain and hail.

Watch the forecast and be aware of what may be coming, you never know.

Lightening over Melbourne Australia 2010 compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/1ncorrect/5247589508/in/set-72157625124529548/ Extreme Weather December 2010 Storm

Melbourne summer storms can also bring very heavy downpours and flash flooding is quite a common occurrence.

Please be aware that areas like drains and creeks, although filled to overflowing, can be quite dangerous to play in during these times.

The other thing to watch out for with flood waters are the snakes, being that Melbourne's Summer time is the breeding and birthing time for these creatures.

Summer flooding Jells Park, Melbourne, Australia compliments of Steve CurleJells Park Bike Track In Flood December

As unpredictable as it is in December Melbourne's climate is still great with most days clear and sunny, an average of 10.5 days of rain in the month, and with 7.4 hours of daily direct sunshine.

Melbourne from the Eureka Skydeck compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertawb/4246457979/ Melbourne City from The Eureka Skydeck
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