Saturday Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds NE/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the Lower Hunter, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Lower Hunter in the afternoon and evening. Winds E/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/SW in the middle of the day.
Monday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday Mostly sunny morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h shifting S/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||19||30||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 12||72||SE 10||45|
||19||26||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 10||84||ENE 12||70|
||19||30||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 12||77||E 12||48|
||15||29||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 24||70||W 23||30|
||20||26||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 21||71||ENE 25||66|
||20||27||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 24||77||ENE 28||70|
||20||24||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 25||92||NE 25||87|
||17||32||70%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 6||68||W 18||26|
Conditions will not be favourable for fires burning north of Adelaide as warming temperatures, little rain and strengthening winds move across the region early next week.
The publican in the South Australian town of Olary said historic buildings and cottages stood no chance against a fire that tore through the town.
A severe thunderstorm tore through Darwin early this morning, bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall totals.