Tuesday Mostly clear. Winds W/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Wednesday Hot. Mostly sunny morning. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening. Winds NW 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 30 to 45 km/h in the morning then shifting SE 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Winds E/SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Friday Partly cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming NW 25 to 35 km/h during the day.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning. Winds NW/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SE during the morning then tending E/SE during the afternoon.
Hunter Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||20||43||80%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 16||52||N 20||25|
||21||38||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 9||62||NNE 15||41|
||20||43||80%||1-5mm||Nil||N 13||56||N 16||24|
||20||35||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NNW 29||57||NW 22||29|
||21||36||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 16||57||ENE 21||33|
||21||31||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 16||68||ENE 23||60|
||21||31||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 14||72||NE 22||61|
||21||41||90%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 14||47||NW 22||18|
Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.