Saturday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers about the Upper Hunter, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow flurries possible above 1400 metres. The chance of a thunderstorm and small hail during the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h turning W 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the late afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 12 and 19. Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Sunday Sunny. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h tending SW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Monday Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost about the Upper Hunter. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe. Light winds.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||21||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 8||87||S 11||57|
||8||20||70%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 2||84||SSW 8||68|
||8||21||70%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 6||83||S 11||57|
||8||14||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 18||82||SSE 20||60|
||12||20||60%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 13||78||S 13||60|
||12||20||70%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 14||81||S 17||71|
||13||20||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 4||79||SSW 12||75|
||5||21||60%||< 1mm||Slight||SSE 4||82||SSE 13||50|
Water is flowing into outback Lake Eyre, but somewhat differently from past flooding of the remote saltpan, travel guide Rex Ellis says.
A strong and complex low is moving over New Zealand and has been generating heavy rain, isolated thunderstorms and gale force winds.
The sunrise this morning likely made the ancient sandstone formation of Uluru glow a glorious red at dawn, although cloud and rain from today should lead to more demure morning displays for the next couple of days.