Tuesday Cloudy. Scattered showers, more frequent near the coast. The chance of thunderstorms with small hail. Isolated snow showers about the Upper Hunter above 1100 metres later this evening. Winds SW 20 to 30 km/h, increasing to 35 to 50 km/h on the coast. Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Isolated showers, mostly contracting to the coast during the morning. Winds SW 30 to 50 km/h, reaching 65 km/h along the coast.
Thursday Partly cloudy. The chance of showers about the Lower Hunter. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending SE/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.
Friday Cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending E/SE during the day.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||18||60%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 17||57||S 18||39|
||9||17||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 23||64||SSW 21||51|
||5||16||60%||-||Nil||SSW 11||57||SSE 10||44|
||6||18||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 14||54||SSW 13||43|
||8||18||80%||1-5mm||Nil||W 17||64||SSW 15||50|
||6||16||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 19||65||S 18||53|
||3||14||30%||< 1mm||Moderate||SSW 25||63||S 23||42|
|Windy with showers
||11||16||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 29||64||SSW 27||56|
||10||16||90%||5-10mm||Nil||SW 30||74||SSW 32||64|
|Windy with showers
||11||16||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 29||70||SSW 34||69|
||6||16||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 20||66||SSW 18||54|
||4||18||90%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 7||62||SSE 16||31|
||5||19||60%||1-5mm||Slight||SW 13||56||S 13||40|
||6||18||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 18||61||SSW 17||46|
The Southwest Land Division is starting spring as winter ended, wet, helping grain crops recover after a drier-than-normal winter The Southwest Land Division dried out during August then picked up reasonable rain at the end of the month and is about to get spring off to a wet start, giving grain farmers some hope.
Broadacre crop growers in the Mallee region of South Australia and Victoria could be able to minimise losses from severe frost if they get more decent rain.
The latest bushfire outlook has warned of a heightened risk of fires across South Australia this summer.