Rain, thunderstorms and large and powerful surf conditions - that's what Maitland and the Hunter can expect over the next few days.
The Bureau of Meteorology reports that a low pressure trough over inland NSW and another offshore will bring unsettled weather to the region and most of the eastern part of the State.
The unsettled conditions are likely to by in play for most days over the coming week with the potential for localised heavy rainfall and thunderstorm activity.
Friday will be cloudy with a medium (60%) chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm about the Upper Hunter with light winds. Overnight temperatures are expected to fall to between 18 and 21 with daytime temperatures reaching the mid to high 20s.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing, the bureau has reported.
Saturday will be partly cloudy with a medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening with the chance of a thunderstorm and light winds. Overnight temperatures will fall to between 15 and 18 with daytime temperatures reaching 28 to 33.
The forecast for Sunday is for cloudy conditions with a medium (40%) chance of showers and the chance of a thunderstorm and light winds. Overnight temperatures are forecast to fall to between 17 and 20 with daytime temperatures reaching 25 to 30.
Meanwhile Tropical Cyclone Uesi, located to the southwest of New Caledonia, is forecast to move southwards over the coming days. This system is currently not expected to directly impact NSW but it may bring periods of increased surf to parts of the coast at the end of the week and over the weekend.