Thursday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, becoming less likely in the late afternoon and evening. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 11 and 16.
Friday Partly cloudy. Areas of fog and frost about the Upper Hunter in the morning. High (80%) chance of showers about the Lower Hunter, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. Snow falling above 1200 metres. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming light before dawn then becoming S/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of frost about the Upper Hunter in the morning. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds S/SW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||6||19||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 8||73||W 10||42|
||6||19||10%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 5||65||NW 3||44|
||6||19||20%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 8||72||WSW 6||43|
||4||13||5%||< 1mm||Slight||SSW 18||76||SW 21||55|
||10||18||40%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 20||68||SSW 13||45|
||10||18||40%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 20||70||SSW 14||54|
||12||18||20%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 9||65||SW 9||53|
||2||17||40%||< 1mm||Moderate||WSW 2||77||SW 12||48|
A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
Launceston's flood levees have been hailed as a game-changer in minimising the impact of the June flood emergency.