Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SE in the late evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Sunday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Monday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Tuesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||18||29||90%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 8||80||ESE 21||55|
||19||28||90%||1-5mm||Nil||E 4||83||ESE 17||72|
||18||29||90%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 8||82||ESE 19||57|
||15||27||70%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 25||79||SE 28||47|
||20||24||80%||1-5mm||Nil||E 12||79||ESE 25||63|
||20||25||90%||1-5mm||Nil||E 13||87||ESE 23||85|
||21||25||80%||5-10mm||Nil||E 11||89||E 21||84|
||16||31||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SE 10||75||SE 23||42|
The seasonal outlook for autumn is hot and dry, but what is causing it? Both maximum and minimum temperatures look to be above average, especially for central Australia, extending down through inland NSW and western VIC.
Wrapping up a hot and humid summer many will be happy to forget, rain is on its way for most of NSW east of the divide.
Although autumn is on the way, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned the hot weather is likely to continue, with warmer than average temperatures forecast for most of southern and eastern Australia.