Thursday Mostly clear. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds W/NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming NW 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW 25 to 35 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
Monday Medium (50%) chance of showers in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon, then showers redeveloping about the coast in the evening. Light winds becoming W/SW 15 to 25 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|
||3||17||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||NNW 13||68||W 15||36|
||4||16||5%||< 1mm||Slight||W 12||70||W 12||43|
||1||15||5%||-||Moderate||WNW 10||61||WNW 11||39|
||3||15||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||WNW 12||58||W 12||40|
||3||17||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||NNW 14||66||W 15||38|
||2||15||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||W 13||66||WNW 11||44|
||1||10||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||W 24||76||W 29||54|
||6||16||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 24||59||W 23||37|
||6||16||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 24||67||WSW 22||43|
||7||15||5%||< 1mm||Nil||W 16||69||W 17||51|
||2||15||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||W 14||67||WNW 12||45|
|Frost then sunny
||0||14||5%||< 1mm||High||NW 8||80||W 18||43|
|Frost then sunny
||1||16||5%||< 1mm||High||WNW 12||62||W 11||40|
||3||16||5%||1-5mm||Slight||WNW 14||60||W 12||41|
While northern parts of the country have experienced unseasonably warm temperatures, winter is business as usual in the south.
The former owner of the Grantham quarry that allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 flood has said the western embankment beside the quarry was a natural landmark and not manmade.
Strengthening El Nino to reduce rainfall in northern and south-east Australia but wetter conditions for Western Australia
The Bureau of Meteorology has confirmed the El Nino pattern is strengthening in the Pacific and is likely to persist into next year.