Wednesday Partly cloudy. Areas of fog early this morning. High (80%) chance of rain this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm this evening. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending N/NE in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 22.
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the early morning. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h turning W/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.
Friday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog about the Upper Hunter. Medium (50%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. 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|
||8||21||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 12||61||WSW 16||35|
||9||20||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 9||58||SSE 11||43|
||9||23||30%||-||Nil||W 8||58||W 11||36|
||10||21||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 9||61||WSW 10||41|
||8||21||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 10||68||SSE 16||34|
||8||20||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 10||66||SE 12||48|
||7||16||40%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 20||74||SSW 24||45|
||12||20||50%||< 1mm||Nil||W 20||53||S 21||36|
||11||20||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 19||62||S 24||48|
||12||19||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 10||62||SSE 16||54|
||8||20||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 10||67||SE 13||48|
||5||18||50%||< 1mm||Slight||WNW 10||73||SSW 18||44|
||6||20||30%||< 1mm||Nil||W 9||71||W 12||45|
||10||22||40%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 10||64||SSW 12||44|
Several significant cold snaps in July were the only remarkable weather events in what the Bureau of Meteorology has labelled an average winter.
Much of the state has seen great rainfall over winter, with only the north and central coast missing out.
Snow has fallen in Western Australia's Stirling Ranges, including Bluff Knoll, for the second time in a matter of weeks, after a chilly night in the Great Southern.