Hunter Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 5:15 am EST on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Weather Situation

A trough lying over the west of the state and a cold front will affect New South Wales today and during Wednesday, bringing widespread rain followed by a significantly cooler change. A high pressure system is then forecast to develop over The Bight during the second half of the week, extending a ridge eastwards in the front's wake promoting generally fine weather, albeit with some cool mornings.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Partly cloudy. Patchy fog about the Lower Hunter early this morning. Very high (90%) chance of rain, most likely during this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter during this afternoon and evening. Winds northwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

Fire Danger
North Coast: Low-Moderate
Greater Hunter: Low-Moderate
Greater Sydney Region: Low-Moderate
Central Ranges: Low-Moderate

Sun protection 9:30am to 2:40pm, UV Index predicted to reach 6 [High]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Rain increasing. Newcastle 25
Morning fog. Rain developing. Maitland 26
Morning fog. Rain developing. Singleton 27
Morning fog. Rain developing. Gosford 24
Rain developing. Scone 25

Wednesday 26 April

Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers about the Upper Hunter, medium (60%) chance elsewhere. Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 km/h turning westerly 35 to 50 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 22.

Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Thursday 27 April

Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 15 to 25 km/h turning southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 14 and 18.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Friday 28 April

Sunny. Winds northwest to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 2 and 8 with daytime temperatures reaching between 16 and 20.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:30 pm EST Tuesday.

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