Thursday Partly cloudy. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 18. Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
Friday Partly cloudy. Winds SW 25 to 35 km/h tending W/SW 15 to 25 km/h early in the morning then becoming light in the morning.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the afternoon and evening. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming S/SW 20 to 30 km/h during the evening.
Sunday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds S/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||9||19||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 24||54||SW 26||53|
||3||13||5%||< 1mm||Moderate||SW 22||68||SSW 24||52|
||8||18||20%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 24||56||SSW 26||47|
||11||18||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 30||56||SW 35||54|
Parts of Victoria have already received almost double the average rainfall this month, and some areas have recorded the wettest April in 16 years.
New Zealanders are bracing for a week of wild weather.
The skies above New South Wales farms have been filled with smoke in recent weeks as growers burn a huge load of dry stubble left over from last year's record crop yields.