Newcastle summer begins with cooler weather conditions

ROLLING CLOUDS: Portions of light break through the bleak conditions at Nobby's beach. Picture: Dave Anderson
ROLLING CLOUDS: Portions of light break through the bleak conditions at Nobby's beach. Picture: Dave Anderson

WARM weather won’t return to much of the Hunter until later this week after overcast conditions fronted the first working week of summer on Monday. 

The Bureau of Meteorology says a broad area of low pressure sitting off the New South Wales’ coast is expected to see localised, low pressure circulations develop over the next couple of days.

The region is in for a range of rainfall of between 5mm and 10mm today, with heavier falls more likely to occur in the Lower Hunter. 

Wednesday should see easing and isolated showers before more seasonable conditions return on Thursday. 

Temperatures should reach around 27 degrees over both Thursday and Friday, but there will be a chance of thunderstorms moving into a mostly sunny weekend. 

The Illawarra and south coast were forecast to receive up to 30mm of rain overnight in the heaviest section of falls along the coast. 

On the water, the next two days will see easterly winds of 10 to 15 knots with seas of around one metre. 

GRIM OUTLOOK: Dark and heavy clouds sit above Newcastle on Monday. Rainfall is predicted in the Lower Hunter for much of Tuesday, with conditions tipped to improve on Wednesday and further into the week. Picture: Marina Neil

GRIM OUTLOOK: Dark and heavy clouds sit above Newcastle on Monday. Rainfall is predicted in the Lower Hunter for much of Tuesday, with conditions tipped to improve on Wednesday and further into the week. Picture: Marina Neil