Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter during the afternoon and early evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 30.
Saturday Sunny. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening.
Sunday Hot. Sunny morning. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the south in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.
Monday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then tending SE/SW during the evening.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||19||31||20%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 8||70||E 17||45|
||19||28||40%||< 1mm||Nil||N 2||77||E 14||60|
||19||31||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 6||75||E 15||46|
||15||28||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 21||80||SE 27||38|
||21||27||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 12||69||E 24||56|
||21||28||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 13||78||E 25||61|
||21||26||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 7||85||E 23||75|
||16||33||30%||< 1mm||Nil||ESE 4||82||SE 17||34|
Backyards in Queanbeyan and parts of Canberra have been covered with "golf-ball sized" hailstones and the roof of a supermarket has partially collapsed after a storm hit the region.
A western Queensland church has raised more than $90,000 for a scheme to keep rural contractors in work during the ongoing drought.
Much of southeastern Australia is experiencing its sunniest week since spring and skies have been staying clear at night, effectively giving planet gazers a fine-tuned view of a rare feature.