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WEATHER UPDATE: LINGERING TROUGH

A near stationary trough is settling in over eastern NSW and southern QLD. This combined with the heat and humidity should help flare up showers and storms along the Ranges with some cells rolling off the western and eastern slopes, possibly reaching the coastal towns in the afternoon including the Hunter. There is going to be a southerly change also for the Hunter which is going to make for cooler conditions especially Sunday. Consistent onshore winds are going to settle in next week making for partly cloudy skies and patchy showers for the coast as the trough lingers over the Great Divide. Very small for surfers offshore boating best in the mornings. It looks like it may be a wet Christmas for the Central Coast and Hunter. Possibly spreading to the NW towards Tamworth and north to the MNC on …

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WEATHER UPDATE: WEEKEND OF SUMMER PERFECTION

A brilliant couple of days are on the way this weekend with cool, comfortable dry nights, followed by clear, sunny days and light winds with coastal seabreezes. To top it off there is even going to be plenty of swell for surfers, swimmers beware of strong rips and currents so stay between the flags. Wear plenty of sun protection as UV index is extreme. Each day will get a little warmer, peaking on Tuesday before the next rain band moves through, enjoy.

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WEATHER UPDATE: HEAVY DOWN POURS CLEARING

Today we have seen some very heavy down pours cause some localised flash flooding across the Hunter and NW with the system moving towards the NE corner of NSW and SE QLD where it will move through overnight before clearing during Saturday. Strong gusty winds will continue along the coast and the swell will rise for Hunter waters and the MNC. Not good for boating tomorrow but things will improve on Sunday. Protected inland waterways will be best. Surfers will have to find protection from the winds in the protected southern corners. It will fine up early next week with the mercury on the rise each day for the first week of Summer.

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WEATHER UPDATE: MORE STORMS, MORE RAIN

It’s been another active day of storm development for NE NSW and SE QLD and we can expect more of the same tomorrow while it remains fine and mostly sunny for the Hunter and NW to the Plains. A change is going to move up the coast on Friday and the wet weather is going to move back to the south affecting the Central Coast, Hunter and MNC intensifying on Saturday. The system will then grow as tropical moisture surges in from the north. This will help spread the rain inland with moderate to heavy falls possible as more storms develop affecting much of the broadcast area. The whole system will clear by next Tuesday.

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WEATHER UPDATE: STORM SEASON HAS ARRIVED

Heavy early morning down pours produced up to 130mm falling Forster this morning. The heavy rain was confined to the coast. The rain in Newcastle was the heaviest the city has seen in 6 months. 50 calls were made to the SES due to flash flooding. More storms developed this afternoon stretching across the NW, the Ranges and onto the coast. Tomorrow is going to be another volatile day with extensive storm development likely. A stalled trough is going to linger over the region as a low forms over SE Australia. This is going to combine with the increased humidity and heat. The system is going to clear from the Hunter by Thursday but further north the trough is going to remain so a stormy week is ready to unfold.

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WEATHER UPDATE: DRY END TO THE MONTH

There are a few days expected to produce some showers but no significant rain events for the rest of the month as far as the long range weather models are concerned. The westerly winds have been so dry hardly any cloud has formed across the entire broadcast area today. The dry air and 100% sunshine has quickly evaporated top soil moisture. It is going to remain fine and sunny until Sunday with some cloud rolling in producing a few small showers. It has been a great week for surfers with bigger swell in the south combined with offshore winds producing clean conditions. More great waves tomorrow southern corners best as the winds move to the SW.

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WEATHER UPDATE: A SMALL BURST OF WINTER

This Winter has seen very few strong cold fronts so temperatures have been above average and records have been tumbling. Today a burst of cold air has pushed north. Cloud joined forces with this cold air to keep temperatures down across the Greater Hunter, NW and Mid North Coast with a pulse of rain periods and showers which only made it north to Port Macquarie. This cold out break is associated with a deepening low forming off the NSW coast. That system will move away quickly taking with it all the inclement weather. Morning fog patches and frosts will be a feature across inland regions tomorrow morning before the sun returns to all regions allowing the mercury to quickly re climb to abnormal levels and wonderful winter of waves will return as well with a new swell and offshore winds …

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WEATHER UPDATE: COOLING BUT NOT FOR LONG

Cooler air is now moving across the region dropping temperatures by a few degrees. Cloud is moving across the area producing rain in the south, mostly affecting the Hunter tonight. The main weather feature is going to be a low forming off the coast which will strengthen the SW winds pushing the colder air all the way north into SE QLD. The strong winds and deepening low will generate a new swell arriving on our beaches by Friday morning. The low will move away from the coast quickly so the fine, dry, clear skies will return by the weekend with the mercury climbing back to abnormally high levels for this time of the year. Another record was borken last night with Perth recording its hottest August night in 100 years.

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WEATHER UPDATE: LONG WEEKEND FORECAST

Long weekend is looking ok for most. A southerly change is going to move up the coast quickly Saturday morning triggering a burst of showers as it moves north. The showers will clear early for the Central Coast and Hunter arriving late for the Gold Coast. Remaining fine inland. The good news is it will help push the cloud band that stole most of the weeks sunshine to the north. The patchy showers are set to linger across the long weekend on the Northern Rivers and SE QLD. There is another inland rain event ready to develop. Rain will start to fall in the west on Monday spreading to the coast during the early part of next week. Out on the water beware of the southerly change. The safer day offshore will be Sunday especially in the south.

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WEATHER UPDATE: MILDER WEATHER

Milder temperatures are settling across the Hunter and Mid North Coast thanks to NW to NE winds. Sadly the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers is still plagued by intermittent showers while the NW remains dry when it would love some rain. Rain will arrive on Sunday with a passing front. All locations will be affected by this next system taking until Tuesday morning to clear from the Gold Coast and Northern Rivers. Until then enjoy the milder, mostly sunny skies.

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