Long-Range Weather Predictions Suggest Easter Will Be a Mixed Bag

Long-Range Weather Predictions Suggest Easter Will Be a Mixed Bag

Well, Christmas may have just passed us by five minutes ago, but the next holiday season is fast approaching. With that considered, we’re in early with a guide to Easter weather forecasts for 2024. Last year, we saw a fair bit of rain on the radar for the holiday, but what does 2024 have in store? Let’s check it out, shall we?

Easter dates for 2024

if the arrival of hot cross buns in supermarkets is anything to go by, it’s time to talk Easter (wild, I know). In 2024, the holiday will run from March 29 through to April 1.

Why is Easter so early in 2024?

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Holiday dates and weather forecasts for 2024. Image credit: iStock

This major catholic holiday is, like many religious celebrations, observed on a date that is dependent on the movements of the moon.

History.co.uk states that the holiday is held on the Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. This usually falls on around March 20.

This year, the full moon is slated for Sunday, March 30, so Easter Sunday will be on March 30, 2024.

Australian capital city weather forecasts for Easter 2024

Okay, now that we have all the basics sorted, let’s take a look at the weather forecasts. Obviously, these will change in the coming weeks, but it’s nice to get a bit of an idea of what is likely to come our way, still.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has a long-range forecast overview that indicates – in general terms – what Australia can expect for the coming months. And for February through to April, it has shared the below:

  • February to April rainfall is likely to be below median for most of northern Australia, extending into parts of western and central areas.
  • February to April maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be above median for much of Australia.
  • February to April maximum temperatures are at least 4 times more likely than normal to be unusually high for some parts of the far north of Australia, with minimum temperatures 4 times more likely north of the tropic of Capricorn.
  • The long-range forecast is influenced by several factors, including record warm oceans globally and El Niño. For more detail, see the Climate influences.

This is certainly something to keep in mind if you’re planning a trip away over the holiday period – things are going to be warm.

And in terms of 2024 Easter weather forecasts so far, we’ve pulled the below from Accuweather. We will, of course, update it as things move along – because the weather does have a habit of changing…

Sydney weather

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 19 – 23
  • Weather: Showers and clouds
  • Chance of rain: 60%

Easter Saturday

  • Temperature: 19 – 23
  • Weather: Partly cloudy, showers
  • Chance of rain: 64%

Easter Sunday weather

  • Temperature: 19 – 24
  • Weather: Humid, thunderstorms
  • Chance of rain: 55%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 19 – 25
  • Weather: Thunderstorms, humid
  • Chance of rain: 40%

Melbourne

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 15 – 25
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 20%

Easter Saturday

  • Temperature: 16 – 25
  • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 57%

Easter Sunday weather

  • Temperature: 16 – 24
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 16 – 25
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Chance of rain: 5%

Brisbane weather

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 21 – 27
  • Weather: Partly cloudy with showers
  • Chance of rain: 39%

Easter Saturday

  • Temperature: 20 – 26
  • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 60%

Easter Sunday weather

  • Temperature: 21 – 27
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 40%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 21 – 26
  • Weather: Showers, cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 63%

Canberra

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 11 – 20
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy with showers
  • Chance of rain: 55%

Easter Saturday

  • Temperature: 11 – 22
  • Weather: Cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Easter Sunday weather

  • Temperature: 11 – 24
  • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 20%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 11 – 24
  • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Adelaide weather

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 17 – 27
  • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Easter Saturday

  • Temperature: 16 – 28
  • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Easter Sunday weather

  • Temperature: 15 – 27
  • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 20%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 15 – 27
  • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 20%

Perth

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 18 – 25
  • Weather: Sunny, partly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 55%

Easter Saturday weather

  • Temperature: 17 – 24
  • Weather: Mostly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Easter Sunday

  • Temperature: 18 – 27
  • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 10%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 18 – 25
  • Weather: Sunny
  • Chance of rain: 10%

Hobart weather

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 12 – 19
  • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 20%

Easter Saturday

  • Temperature: 12 – 20
  • Weather: Partly cloudy with a shower
  • Chance of rain: 70%

Easter Sunday weather

  • Temperature: 12 – 19
  • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 12 – 20
  • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 10%

Darwin

Good Friday

  • Temperature: 25 – 35
  • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 20%

Easter Saturday

  • Temperature: 25 – 35
  • Weather: Mostly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 10%

Easter Sunday weather

  • Temperature: 25 – 35
  • Weather: Partly sunny
  • Chance of rain: 25%

Easter Monday

  • Temperature: 25 – 35
  • Weather: Mostly sunny, showers
  • Chance of rain: 57%

There you have it, a pretty mixed bag of forecasts across the country for this upcoming holiday period. While we wait for more updates, why not have a read of some other holiday-focused articles, like board games worth playing on days with family, seafood recipes to consider trying, and a guide to making hot cross buns at home. Or, if none of the above catches your attention, check out our write up on when does Daylight Saving end instead.

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This article has been updated since its original publish date.


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