Tuesday Hot. Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south this evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day then increasing to 40 km/h before tending W/NW 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon. Daytime maximum temperatures 33 to 38.
Wednesday Partly cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning and early afternoon. Winds S 20 to 30 km/h turning SE 15 to 25 km/h in the afternoon.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Light winds.
Friday Sunny. Light winds becoming E/NE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||12||22||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 14||51||SE 18||51|
||9||20||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSE 16||58||ESE 20||45|
||12||23||10%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 11||54||SE 19||43|
||15||21||20%||< 1mm||Nil||SSW 19||58||SE 20||57|
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