Sunday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the Lower Hunter, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. The chance of thunderstorms about the Lower Hunter during this afternoon and evening. Winds NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures 27 to 32.
Monday Mostly sunny. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
Tuesday Mostly sunny morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming N/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter in the afternoon and evening. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h shifting S/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||21||28||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 17||64||S 20||52|
||19||25||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 14||70||SSE 22||63|
||21||28||70%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 15||69||SSE 19||51|
||20||25||60%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 25||80||WSW 23||56|
||22||25||60%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 22||67||SSE 30||60|
||21||23||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 24||79||SSE 33||75|
||19||24||50%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 26||83||SSE 33||75|
||20||28||60%||1-5mm||Nil||W 12||72||SW 20||48|
Conditions will not be favourable for fires burning north of Adelaide as warming temperatures, little rain and strengthening winds move across the region early next week.
The publican in the South Australian town of Olary said historic buildings and cottages stood no chance against a fire that tore through the town.
A severe thunderstorm tore through Darwin early this morning, bringing damaging winds and heavy rainfall totals.