Tuesday Hot and mostly sunny. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 36 to 41.
Wednesday Very hot. Sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then shifting SE 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming NW 25 to 40 km/h during the day.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||21||29||30%||< 1mm||Nil||S 14||68||SSE 24||47|
||21||27||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 16||65||S 22||58|
||21||29||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 14||71||S 20||47|
||20||28||40%||< 1mm||Nil||S 25||81||SSE 25||53|
||22||25||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 22||67||-||-|
||21||25||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 24||77||S 31||75|
|Windy with showers
||21||25||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 22||76||S 30||70|
||19||32||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 12||72||SSE 24||44|
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
The Great Northern Highway has been closed between Fitzroy Crossing and Halls Creek, as rivers rise across northern Western Australia following a week of steady rain.
Total fire bans are in place for parts of South Australia and Victoria today as temperatures soar ahead of an approaching cool change.