Wednesday Sunny. Winds NW/SW 25 to 35 km/h tending NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 15 and 19.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Patches of frost about higher ground in the early morning. Light winds becoming N/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the morning then light in the late evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon. Winds E/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the day then NE/SE in the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Light winds becoming NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h during the morning then light during the evening.
Northeast Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||8||16||5%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 16||58||WNW 17||46|
||9||17||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 19||57||N 16||46|
||5||16||5%||< 1mm||Slight||WSW 11||61||WNW 11||40|
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.
Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.