Saturday Clear. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the late evening.
Sunday Hot and partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter, near zero chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then tending SE/SW 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.
Monday Partly cloudy. Patchy fog about the Lower Hunter in the early morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the morning.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Medium (60%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/SW during the day then tending S/SE during the afternoon.
Wednesday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning. Patchy morning fog about the Upper Hunter. Winds S/SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||21||33||40%||< 1mm||Nil||S 8||78||S 11||49|
||21||29||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 3||83||E 8||62|
||21||33||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 4||82||SSE 8||47|
||18||31||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 23||80||WSW 23||37|
||23||28||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 8||73||ESE 18||61|
||22||29||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 9||79||ESE 18||65|
||22||27||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 6||90||E 16||77|
||18||36||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 7||79||SW 13||34|
Temperatures will cool down for much of the week for South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
The monsoon trough has made a glancing blow of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and the Top End.
Rain in parts of western Queensland in the past week has raised hope that the drought may finally be over, but the long, dry years have already devastated pastures and wiped out incomes for many farming families.