Sunday Partly cloudy. Patchy fog early this morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm inland during the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 32 to 37.
Monday Hot. Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 25 to 35 km/h tending W/NW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Tuesday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.
Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter in the afternoon. Winds S/SE 25 to 35 km/h tending 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|
||17||34||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 6||74||E 17||44|
||17||28||50%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 2||75||E 17||67|
||17||34||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 4||76||ESE 16||48|
||17||34||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 14||67||WSW 16||30|
||20||26||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 10||77||ESE 26||61|
||20||25||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 9||80||E 26||81|
||19||25||40%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 4||84||E 23||80|
||16||38||30%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 4||72||S 12||26|
Parts of far northwestern New South Wales have been scorching in temperatures in the mid forties, as much as 10 degrees above average.
Victorians who experience breathing difficulties or asthma have been advised to take extra care this evening, with a cool change and thunderstorms predicted for the state.
A teenager has been struck by lightning during dangerous thunderstorms in Queensland's south-east that caused structural damage and left thousands without power.