Tuesday Sunny. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 27. Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the evening.
Thursday Mostly sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h shifting SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds S/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the day.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||15||28||70%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 7||56||SSE 19||56|
||15||25||90%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 9||64||SSE 20||63|
||15||28||80%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 6||53||SSE 20||53|
||13||23||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 20||55||WNW 24||49|
||18||25||70%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 16||59||S 29||61|
||17||25||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 15||61||S 33||70|
||18||23||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 10||67||S 28||74|
||12||29||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 5||49||W 14||38|
Floodwaters can bring destruction to homes, crops and infrastructure but they can also bring life.
Australia's cherry production is expected to halve this year due to cold weather and prolonged wet conditions.
There are calls for more flood gauges across the Lachlan Valley in central west New South Wales after concerns about a lack of accurate data across areas affected by flooding.