Tuesday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, becoming less likely later this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter. Winds SE 15 to 25 km/h.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning and early afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 km/h before tending E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the afternoon.
Thursday Patchy fog in the early morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.
Friday Sunny. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower about the Upper Hunter, near zero chance elsewhere. 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|
||15||29||80%||1-5mm||Nil||SW 8||71||ESE 15||47|
||17||24||80%||1-5mm||Nil||ESE 2||82||E 13||68|
||18||25||90%||1-5mm||Nil||NE 11||71||ENE 22||59|
||18||22||80%||1-5mm||Nil||ENE 9||91||ENE 24||86|
||12||29||90%||1-5mm||Nil||N 4||76||NNE 13||41|
Towns in Queensland's south-east have been hit by storms, but Brisbane has escaped much of the rainfall and the weather is no longer regarded as severe.
The start of spring has been unusually dry across most of New South Wales.
The Queensland Rural Fire Service says fires on parts of the state's coast will burn hotter and faster this season due to the ongoing dry.