Monday Sunny. Light winds becoming NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Patchy fog about the Upper Hunter in the early morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter in the afternoon. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/SW early in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning. Patchy morning fog. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter in the afternoon. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h shifting S 20 to 30 km/h during the afternoon.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||19||30||20%||< 1mm||Nil||W 8||75||SE 11||55|
||20||27||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 5||84||SSE 8||75|
||19||30||10%||< 1mm||Nil||W 3||83||SSE 7||61|
||17||29||20%||< 1mm||Nil||N 22||80||WNW 16||55|
||20||26||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 10||85||S 17||70|
||20||27||20%||< 1mm||Nil||W 14||83||S 16||80|
||21||25||20%||< 1mm||Nil||W 13||91||S 18||86|
||18||34||10%||< 1mm||Nil||N 10||78||WNW 10||40|
Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the coast, bringing winds of up to 240 kilometres per hour and possibly a four-metre storm surge.
Tropical cyclones have long posed a serious threat to Queensland coastal communities, but after almost every disaster there have been lessons learnt to help people better prepare.
Victoria is being hit with strong winds as the weather bureau warns of gusts of up to 100 kilometres per hour and possible thunderstorms.