Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h turning W 35 to 55 km/h in the late morning then decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 18 and 23. Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SW in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||9||19||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 14||60||SW 16||36|
||9||18||40%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 17||58||SW 17||44|
||9||19||30%||< 1mm||Nil||W 14||66||WSW 15||39|
||5||13||5%||< 1mm||Nil||W 20||76||SW 23||54|
||12||18||30%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 24||62||SW 26||43|
||12||19||40%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 27||65||SW 30||53|
||13||19||40%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 25||65||SW 32||51|
||6||17||30%||< 1mm||Nil||W 11||67||WSW 17||42|
Night-time temperatures will drop well below average in the Capital from Wednesday.
Warmer-than-normal oceans have contributed to a late end to a big wet season across the southern hemisphere.
Marine scientists have upped the ante in their fight to save the Great Barrier Reef from the devastating effects of coral bleaching.