The long, hot summer will probably be all over Australia, but not all will be happy, because New South Wales and Victoria are ready to dip.
The new annual perspective of the Bureau of Meteorology – which gives a general overview of the period from December to February – shows that the low pressure system is set to bring snowy weather to large parts of the southeast, especially next month.
It is predicted to be between 100 and 200 mm of rain for three months in the region, with warmer than average summer days and nights.
Dry conditions are predicted for large parts of Western Australia, western Tasmania and Queensland, increasing the risk of fire.
"High pressure over the South Tasman Sea will lead to humid air to the interior than usual, which will lead to good observation for the central and eastern NSW and eastern Victoria," said Robert Pipunic, senior hydrological bureau.
Temperatures also rose, with almost record numbers in some parts of the country.
The warm sea in the tropical Pacific Ocean has increased the triple risk of forming El Nin in the coming months, which means lower precipitation across parts of the earth.
"However, El Nino usually has a weaker effect in the current areas of drying southeastern Australia during the summer than it does in the winter and spring," said BOM's latest climate forecast.
It also implies equal chances for either a wet or dry year for the rest of the country.
Australia announced its second warmest period January-October at daily temperatures, while NSW was the hottest – and it was also the fourth-most daring start of the country for every year, the bureau said.
"This warmth, combined with a predominantly dry landscape, means that the risk of fire has remained high in many parts of Australia," said Dr Pipunic.
While holiday resorts and enjoy the beaches do not welcome the upcoming crushing, farmers in the areas affected by drying the NSW will welcome wet prospects.
But Parkes farmer Vaine Dunford is skeptical that he will bring enough rain to break through his own possession in the central part of the NSW.
"December is usually a dry month, so if the average is 30mm and we have 35mm, then that will not be enough," Danford told AAP on Thursday.
He has enough money to hold his food for his remaining livestock for two more months, he said, before he would have to find something else.
There should be consistent rainfall of 40 to 50 mm or several heavy falls above 80 mm to make a real difference, said Mr. Dunford.
About half of the agricultural land across southeastern Australia remains in the drought, while the NSV experienced its fourth dry and hottest period from January to October.
The current drought lasted more than a year, when the nation swept through the third hottest year recorded in 2017.
What is different from other dry periods is how widespread it is, said Mr.
"You can not just take your flock a few hundred miles north.
"Queensland had drought for seven years, while in the north of the NSV it appears at five."
While popcorn rain fell over the nation in October, it was not enough to break through the drought in the NSW and Queensland.
It is likely that additional warming of the Pacific Ocean, says the BOM, with most climate models that predict the temperature on the surface of the sea, remains above the El Nino threshold until at least March.
Here's how the weather looks like this weekend in the capital cities of the nation.
Sidnei: Partially cloudy todai, slight chance of shoving and tops of 22C. Saturday will be damp before it clears up to 21C on Sunday.
Melbourne: Today in Melbourne predominantly sunny, with high 20C. Tomorrow looks similar, and Sunday will be sunny at a height of 26C.
Brisbane: The past silence has now been shifted to Brisbane after a sunny start and a high 29C. Tomorrow is expected heavy thunder and possible showers on Sunday.
Adelaide: A very sunny weekend in Adelaide with a high temperature of 24C, tomorrow night to 27C and 33C on Sunday.
Perth: Today, in Pertu is a scorcher, sunny and reached 37C. Clear weather continues at a high temperature of 28C tomorrow and 24C on Sunday.
Canberra: A sunny weekend has passed in Canberra at a high temperature of 25C today, tomorrow 23C tomorrow and 24C on Sunday.
Darwin: In the morning, on Saturdays and Sundays in Darwin, thunderstorms storm with temperatures that will drop to 34C daily.
Hobart: Today's rain shower with a high level of 17C is covered in Hobart. Cloudy Tomorrow and hitting 17C and sunny Sunday hitting 20C.