Thursday Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early this morning. Widespread morning frost, locally severe. High (80%) chance of showers this evening. Snow falling above 1100 metres. Light winds. Daytime maximum temperatures between 7 and 11.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the early morning, possibly falling as snow above 1200 metres. Patchy morning fog or frost. Light winds.
Saturday Areas of fog and frost in the morning. Sunny afternoon. Light winds.
Sunday Areas of morning frost in the north. Areas of morning fog. Mostly sunny afternoon. Light winds.
||forecast||min||max||chance of rain||rain amount||frost risk||9am||3pm|
||-6||10||90%||1-5mm||Severe||NW 4||97||WNW 8||61|
||-2||10||90%||1-5mm||Severe||NW 4||83||WNW 6||63|
||-6||3||90%||1-5mm||Severe||W 11||78||WNW 12||68|
||-5||9||90%||1-5mm||Severe||NNW 4||83||NW 7||64|
||-5||11||90%||1-5mm||Severe||W 2||97||WNW 7||57|
07:23 EST Hunter-based charity Samaritans says increasing unemployment and last month's super storm has led to a doubling in the number of people seeking assistance.