Saturday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the Lower Hunter, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 28.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Areas of fog about the Upper Hunter in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h shifting W/SW in the afternoon.
Monday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog about the Lower Hunter. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Tuesday Mostly sunny. Areas of morning fog about the Lower Hunter. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Upper Hunter in the afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming N/NW 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||17||31||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 13||76||ESE 10||45|
||17||27||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 11||85||NE 12||65|
||17||31||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 12||80||ENE 11||46|
||15||29||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 23||72||W 23||31|
||19||26||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 22||74||NE 26||67|
||20||27||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 24||77||NE 28||67|
||19||24||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 24||94||NE 24||86|
||13||33||90%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 7||79||W 18||26|
The publican in the South Australian town of Olary said historic buildings and cottages stood no chance against a fire that tore through the town.
A severe thunderstorm tore through Darwin early this morning, bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall totals.
Thunderstorms have flared up again over Queensland, with stormy skies likely to be a daily occurrence over the next week.