Tuesday Clear. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Wednesday Becoming cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 35 to 45 km/h in the morning, reaching 55 to 65 km/h along the coastal fringe early. Winds easing during the day.
Thursday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog about the Upper Hunter. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||15||22||70%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 14||70||ESE 21||54|
||15||19||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 9||72||E 16||63|
||14||19||70%||-||Nil||SE 16||73||ESE 17||64|
||14||21||90%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 14||70||E 15||56|
||15||22||90%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 10||80||E 18||52|
||13||19||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 13||76||ESE 13||67|
||12||21||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 30||75||SE 26||54|
||16||20||70%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 20||71||E 27||56|
||16||20||70%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 21||77||E 29||64|
||16||19||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 15||76||E 26||73|
||13||19||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 14||78||E 15||62|
||11||24||70%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 14||86||SE 22||50|
||12||22||70%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 15||72||ESE 17||53|
||14||21||90%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 13||72||ESE 14||61|
Cooler weather conditions have slowed a bushfire burning through bushland on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia.
It is the last day of a heat spell that has baked New South Wales, and like cinema choc-tops, records continue to melt.
Long-term locals are concerned about the height of the Katherine River in the Northern Territory after successive poor wet seasons.