Tuesday Hot and mostly sunny. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 36 to 41.
Wednesday Very hot. Sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then shifting SE 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Winds SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming NW 25 to 40 km/h during the day.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||21||29||30%||< 1mm||Nil||S 14||66||SSE 24||46|
||21||27||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 14||65||-||-|
||21||29||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 13||70||S 20||47|
||20||29||60%||< 1mm||Nil||S 25||80||SSE 24||51|
||22||25||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 22||67||-||-|
||22||26||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 23||76||S 30||74|
|Windy with showers
||21||25||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 22||76||-||-|
||19||32||30%||< 1mm||Nil||S 12||67||SSE 22||42|
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
Less than three weeks into 2017, the desert town of Tennant Creek in the NT is already just 89 millimetres shy of reaching its average yearly rainfall, with the unusual downpour said to be leading to an influx of creepy crawlies.
Rain has continued to fall in parts of Central Australia, ensuring the current greenery continues.