Thursday Cloudy. High (80%) chance of rain, becoming less likely this afternoon. Winds NW 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 20. Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Friday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Upper Hunter, near zero chance elsewhere. Winds W 20 to 30 km/h.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h tending W/NW 25 to 40 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Mostly sunny. Winds W 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||7||19||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 16||70||WNW 16||33|
||7||18||30%||< 1mm||Nil||W 11||65||W 12||41|
||7||19||30%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 17||64||WNW 17||33|
||5||12||5%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 23||74||WNW 23||48|
||10||18||30%||< 1mm||Nil||W 27||62||W 24||36|
||10||18||40%||1-5mm||Nil||W 28||66||W 26||47|
||12||18||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 18||65||W 18||51|
||4||17||30%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 12||68||WNW 19||34|
For those among us wanting to balance out our participation in Earth Hour, the Vivid Light, Music and Ideas Festival opens in Sydney this on Friday.
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