Saturday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely later tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm in the west. Light winds.
Sunday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter in the afternoon and early evening. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.
Monday Cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.
Tuesday Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then tending NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||20||31||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNW 15||74||NW 15||58|
||21||29||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNW 8||79||NW 11||70|
||20||31||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNW 7||83||NW 9||64|
||19||25||90%||5-10mm||Nil||N 28||83||NW 22||72|
||21||28||90%||10-20mm||Nil||N 14||82||NW 16||67|
||22||28||80%||10-20mm||Nil||N 16||80||NNW 17||75|
|Windy with showers
||21||27||90%||5-10mm||Nil||N 16||87||NW 19||80|
||20||30||90%||5-10mm||Nil||NNW 15||78||NW 17||55|
Cyclone Debbie strengthens to cat 2 on way to probable cat 4 as it continues towards Queensland coast
A cyclone off northern Queensland has intensified to a category two and could reach category four by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
The Bureau of Meteorology has off the coast of Queensland.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie is strengthening quickly on its journey to make landfall, likely between Lucinda and Proserpine on Monday or Tuesday.