Wednesday Partly cloudy. Winds S/SE 25 to 45 km/h decreasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then becoming SE and light in the late evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 17 and 21.
Thursday Cloudy. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h tending NE during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Areas of morning fog. Slight (30%) chance of a shower, most likely in the morning and afternoon. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the day then becoming light during the afternoon.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||12||25||30%||< 1mm||Nil||N 11||74||NE 22||51|
||10||22||30%||< 1mm||Nil||N 18||78||NE 17||45|
||13||26||40%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 15||67||NE 21||42|
||15||23||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNW 15||65||NE 25||60|
The weather bureau says the month of September was the third driest on record in Australia.
Children in remote areas of Papua New Guinea are dying as a result of food shortages caused by frost and worsening drought, villagers say.
Upper Hunter farmers are concerned a spike in warm weather across the region could take its toll on crop yields.