Wednesday Partly cloudy. Winds W 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 16.
Thursday Mostly sunny. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h turning SW 15 to 25 km/h in the morning.
Friday Sunny. Areas of morning frost about the Upper Hunter. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of frost and patchy fog about the Upper Hunter in the morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||21||20%||< 1mm||Slight||NNW 14||69||WNW 18||33|
||7||21||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 9||67||NW 12||37|
||6||19||20%||-||Nil||NW 11||57||NW 15||39|
||5||18||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 12||60||WNW 14||40|
||5||21||20%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 13||72||WNW 18||35|
||5||18||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 11||68||NNW 12||43|
||4||13||40%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 26||77||WNW 32||53|
||8||20||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 20||63||WNW 24||34|
||9||20||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 22||70||NNW 25||42|
||10||20||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 13||70||NW 16||45|
||5||18||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 11||69||NNW 13||44|
||3||19||20%||< 1mm||Moderate||NNW 10||72||WNW 20||39|
||4||20||20%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 12||61||NW 16||37|
||6||20||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 13||64||NW 15||39|
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