Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening about the Upper Hunter and Central Coast. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures 30 to 36.
Saturday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Sunday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers about the Lower Hunter, high (70%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Monday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||18||28||90%||1-5mm||Nil||S 8||80||S 22||61|
||19||24||90%||5-10mm||Nil||S 10||86||S 21||81|
||18||28||90%||1-5mm||Nil||S 6||79||SSE 20||58|
||16||27||70%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 23||72||SSE 26||44|
||20||24||80%||5-10mm||Nil||SSW 7||72||S 26||60|
||20||24||80%||5-10mm||Nil||S 8||81||S 25||85|
|Windy with showers
||21||24||90%||10-20mm||Nil||S 13||87||S 24||87|
||17||31||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 10||69||SSE 25||44|
Wrapping up a hot and humid summer many will be happy to forget, rain is on its way for most of NSW east of the divide.
Although autumn is on the way, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned the hot weather is likely to continue, with warmer than average temperatures forecast for most of southern and eastern Australia.
Residents in Queensland's Gulf country are criticising the State Government's strict flooded road closure policy.