Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower early this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm early this evening. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h decreasing to 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Thursday Cloudy. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SW in the early afternoon then tending W/SW 20 to 30 km/h in the late evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW/SW 25 to 35 km/h tending S/SW early in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe, most likely in the evening. Light winds becoming SE/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds SE 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|
||12||21||80%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 11||79||S 13||67|
||14||21||90%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 11||78||S 9||68|
||12||21||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 10||87||S 10||71|
||8||17||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 22||88||SSE 22||70|
||16||21||90%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 18||86||S 17||63|
||16||22||90%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 20||85||S 21||73|
||17||22||90%||1-5mm||Nil||SSW 18||80||S 18||68|
||8||20||90%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 7||86||SE 17||64|
Parts of Victoria have already received almost double the average rainfall this month, and some areas have recorded the wettest April in 16 years.
New Zealanders are bracing for a week of wild weather.
The skies above New South Wales farms have been filled with smoke in recent weeks as growers burn a huge load of dry stubble left over from last year's record crop yields.