Wednesday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Medium (50%) chance of showers near the coast, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Light winds becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 16.
Thursday Areas of morning frost about the Upper Hunter. Areas of morning fog, then mostly sunny. Light winds.
Friday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of rain, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers about the Upper Hunter, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Snow possible above 1300 metres. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the day then turning W during the evening.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||16||40%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 17||69||SSW 20||45|
||7||16||40%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 21||64||SSW 20||50|
||6||15||40%||-||Nil||WNW 14||63||S 14||47|
||5||12||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 16||68||SW 15||56|
||5||16||40%||< 1mm||Slight||NW 18||73||SW 20||46|
||4||13||40%||< 1mm||Slight||SW 17||71||SSW 17||58|
||3||8||50%||1-5mm||Moderate||NNW 27||82||SW 28||65|
||7||16||50%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 31||65||SW 28||49|
||7||16||50%||< 1mm||Nil||W 34||71||SSW 30||53|
||9||17||30%||< 1mm||Nil||W 24||67||SSW 27||57|
||4||13||40%||< 1mm||Slight||SW 18||72||SSW 17||59|
||1||12||50%||< 1mm||High||NNW 12||89||S 19||57|
||2||15||40%||< 1mm||Moderate||WNW 16||73||SSW 16||48|
||6||14||40%||< 1mm||Nil||W 19||68||SW 18||54|
Origin Game III, the decider, is on tonight at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.
Agriculture Minister Joyce defends White Paper's drought loans, R&D spend and lack of inland rail plan
Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says he is sympathetic to the concerns of drought-affected farmers about concessional loans, but has made no commitment to change the controversial schemes any time soon.
Canberra has chilled below freezing every morning this month, and a few days have been quite cold as well.