Wednesday Partly cloudy. Areas of fog early this morning. High (80%) chance of rain this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm this evening. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then tending N/NE in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 22.
Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, most likely in the early morning. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h turning W/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning.
Friday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog about the Upper Hunter. Medium (50%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter, most likely in the morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||25||50%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 11||63||NW 16||35|
||8||24||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 7||64||NW 7||44|
||9||23||50%||-||Nil||NW 10||57||W 13||40|
||7||23||70%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 9||58||W 10||42|
||8||25||70%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 9||65||WNW 14||34|
||7||22||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 11||69||WNW 10||48|
||8||17||50%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 23||71||WNW 24||56|
||11||23||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 18||57||WNW 17||38|
||12||22||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 16||66||WNW 18||49|
||12||21||60%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 8||68||NW 12||60|
||7||22||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 11||71||NW 10||47|
||5||23||80%||1-5mm||Slight||NNW 12||66||WNW 18||41|
||5||24||50%||1-5mm||Slight||NW 10||62||W 13||41|
||7||24||70%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 9||65||W 10||43|
Shoalhaven Council is staunchly defending its management of local waterways during floods across the region in August.
Producers are being urged to keep a look out for Pimelea as there have been recent reports of the weed in parts of western and southern inland Queensland.
Queensland has just come out of a much warmer and drier winter than normal, with much of the drought-stricken state receiving almost no rain for the whole season, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).