Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers about the Lower Hunter, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm along the coastal fringe in the late afternoon and evening. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of fog about the Upper Hunter in the early morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Areas of morning frost about the Upper Hunter. Light winds.
Monday Patchy morning fog. Mostly sunny day. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||17||60%||1-5mm||Slight||WSW 10||69||SSW 15||46|
||5||16||90%||1-5mm||Slight||WSW 12||65||SSW 14||62|
||4||17||80%||1-5mm||Slight||WSW 11||68||SSW 15||49|
||3||11||40%||< 1mm||Slight||SW 19||76||SSW 23||53|
||8||16||90%||5-10mm||Nil||WSW 23||65||SW 26||52|
||8||16||90%||5-10mm||Nil||WSW 23||69||SW 30||63|
||9||15||90%||5-10mm||Nil||SW 18||65||SW 28||66|
|Frost then sunny
||1||15||90%||< 1mm||High||WSW 5||76||SSW 12||45|
The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.