Wednesday Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall. Winds E/SE 25 to 40 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures 20 to 28.
Thursday Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm with little or no rainfall. Winds E 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon then becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Winds NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h tending NW/NE during the morning then becoming light during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower and a thunderstorm on and east of the ranges in the morning and afternoon. Winds NW/NE 20 to 30 km/h tending W/NW during the day then turning S/SW 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon.
Flinders Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||11||33||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 11||43||WSW 12||17|
||13||32||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 13||49||S 25||19|
||8||24||5%||< 1mm||Nil||SE 11||60||S 12||31|
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.