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Newcastle Daily Summaries
|Date||Min to 9am||Anomaly||Max from 9am||Anomaly||Rain to 9am|
|December 2016 Average||18.5||+0.8||29.5||+1.9|
|Dec 1998-2014 Average||17.7||27.6|
|Dec 1998-2014 Highest||25.3||1st 2004||40.8||1st 2004|
|Dec 1998-2014 Lowest||8.7||7th 2002||18.8||7th 2011|
|December 2016 Total||15 12.6||2 day(s)|
|Dec 1998-2014 Average Total||67.5||10.6 day(s)|
|Dec 1998-2014 Wettest Total||146.4||2002|
|Dec 1998-2014 Wettest 24hr Total||85.4||11th 2002|
|Dec 1998-2014 Driest Total||15.7||2005|
|Jan-Dec 2016 Total||1038.0||113 day(s)|
|Jan-Dec 1998-2014 Average Total||1118.4||129.7 day(s)|
Hunter, New South Wales/ACT
Parts of Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia could be lashed by storms and damaging winds on Thursday as a cold front sweeps across Australia's southeast.
It is storm season in Australia and, while being struck by lightning is considered a rare occurrence, there are several steps people can take to keep safe.
Storm-weary parts of southeast Queensland and northeast New South Wales are preparing for another bout of wild weather today.