Wednesday Becoming cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower about the Lower Hunter this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 25 to 35 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures 22 to 29.
Thursday Cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog about the Upper Hunter. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||14||26||5%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 9||66||ESE 16||45|
||15||22||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 4||73||ENE 14||60|
||10||26||5%||-||Nil||SE 6||73||SE 7||40|
||13||27||10%||< 1mm||Nil||ENE 7||65||ESE 8||41|
||14||26||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 6||71||E 14||42|
||12||24||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 8||74||ENE 11||48|
||10||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 18||70||S 18||41|
||16||23||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 15||65||ENE 24||51|
||15||23||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 16||73||ENE 28||61|
||16||21||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 11||78||ENE 24||74|
||12||24||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 8||75||ENE 12||49|
||10||27||20%||< 1mm||Nil||S 2||81||S 12||35|
||11||27||5%||< 1mm||Nil||E 7||66||ESE 7||37|
||13||26||10%||< 1mm||Nil||NE 9||65||E 11||42|
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.
Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.