Sunday Mostly clear. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Monday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds becoming SE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds SE 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Thursday Mostly sunny morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||19||33||30%||< 1mm||Nil||N 8||69||ENE 14||38|
||20||29||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 4||71||ENE 15||54|
||19||33||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 5||77||ENE 14||39|
||16||29||40%||< 1mm||Nil||N 21||75||SSE 22||40|
||21||28||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 12||71||ENE 25||52|
||21||28||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 13||78||ENE 27||58|
||22||26||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 13||83||ENE 25||75|
||17||34||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 5||70||SE 13||32|
Perth has hit a scorching 40.4 degrees Celsius on day one of a heatwave that is expected to last for at least five days.
After a wet start to the year, southeastern Australia is drying out, beginning its driest spell in about two months.
Around 20 cars became partially submerged after falling through a temporary car park established on Wisconsin's frozen Lake Geneva on Saturday local time.