Thursday Partly cloudy. High (80%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h turning W/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon, increasing to 30 to 45 km/h along the coast in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 20.
Friday Partly cloudy. Areas of fog about the Upper Hunter in the early morning. High (80%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds S/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the middle of the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds.
Sunday Cloudy. Areas of morning fog about the Upper Hunter. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||9||21||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 21||66||NW 23||43|
||9||19||90%||5-10mm||Nil||WNW 15||75||SW 16||46|
||10||18||90%||-||Nil||WNW 20||57||WNW 20||59|
||10||18||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 21||55||WNW 21||58|
||9||21||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 21||67||W 25||44|
||8||19||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 19||67||WNW 19||51|
||9||12||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 28||74||NW 27||86|
||12||20||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NW 31||59||W 32||40|
||12||19||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NW 30||69||W 33||49|
||12||19||90%||5-10mm||Nil||WNW 18||71||WSW 25||53|
||8||19||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 20||67||WNW 19||52|
||8||17||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NW 17||71||WNW 21||71|
||7||20||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 22||56||WNW 22||56|
||9||20||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 22||62||WNW 24||52|
A band of thunderstorms swept across NSW and QLD late last night and into this morning, bringing a thundery alarm.
Canberra has shivered its way through the most cold nights since 1997 and its wettest winter since 2005.
It's the weather phrase that makes the coastal dwellers of New South Wales shudder - East Coast Low.