WIND gusts of up to 100km/h, chances of flooding and dangerous seas were expected to reach the Hunter as The Star went to press.
Following its path of destruction in Queensland, ex-tropical cyclone Oswald hit northern NSW on the long weekend, with wild conditions slamming parts of the Hunter.
Residents braced themselves for more rough, wet weather, after Sunday saw up to 43mm of rain fall in Lake Macquarie and 24mm at Nobbys Head.
The Star's weather watchers also recorded intense rainfall.
The bureau of meteorology said wind was forecast to ease in most areas of the Hunter by today. However, dangerous surf was likely to continue and rain was expected to last for much of the week.