Tuesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm mostly in the Upper Hunter. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then tending E/NE in the evening.
Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain about the Upper Hunter, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening. Winds N/NE and light tending NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the early afternoon.
Friday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting SE during the afternoon.
Saturday Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||17||36||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 15||54||N 16||27|
||19||33||40%||< 1mm||Nil||N 12||56||NNE 16||45|
||17||36||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 12||57||NNE 15||27|
||16||29||50%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 22||61||NW 20||35|
||19||31||30%||< 1mm||Nil||N 17||61||NE 25||36|
||19||30||60%||< 1mm||Nil||N 20||64||NE 27||58|
||20||28||40%||< 1mm||Nil||N 16||67||NNE 25||57|
||16||34||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 10||57||NW 16||25|
Top End residents are unlikely to be relieved of the oppressive hot and humid build up conditions until Christmas, because the rain-bringing La Niña weather pattern is unlikely to eventuate in coming months, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned.
An international tourist has died and a woman has been injured after being hit by lightning while camping at Mt Warning, on the NSW north coast, police say.
The opening week of summer has been a hot and thundery mix in New South Wales and there is more to come.