Thursday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of rain easing to showers during the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm, particularly about the coast. Winds N 25 to 35 km/h shifting W/SW 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures around 16.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the morning. Areas of morning fog. Winds S/SE 20 to 30 km/h shifting W 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the early afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Light winds becoming NW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the evening. Winds N 15 to 20 km/h tending NW 20 to 30 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the evening.
||forecast||min||max||chance of rain||rain amount||frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||16||10%||< 1mm||Slight||NNE 7||81||SSE 13||47|
||7||16||5%||< 1mm||Nil||N 10||79||S 11||52|
||4||15||10%||< 1mm||Slight||N 6||89||S 10||54|
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.