Tuesday Mostly clear. Medium (50%) chance of showers, becoming less likely at night. The chance of a thunderstorm. Winds NW/NE 15 to 20 km/h.
Wednesday Becoming cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the north in the morning. Winds W/NW 25 to 40 km/h shifting S/SE 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day.
Thursday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Friday Cloudy. Very high (90%) chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon. Winds N/NE 25 to 35 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before shifting S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds S 15 to 25 km/h turning E/SE 15 to 20 km/h during the morning.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||25||32||50%||1-5mm||Nil||WSW 17||53||S 27||65|
||23||34||40%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 24||51||S 25||41|
||25||31||50%||< 1mm||Nil||SW 15||52||SSE 27||63|
||25||30||50%||< 1mm||Nil||W 18||59||S 28||74|
Prolonged heatwave conditions are helping elevate the bushfire threat in parts of New South Wales this week, after a slow start to the season.
A four-day heatwave that begins on Wednesday will bring the same kind of conditions that saw more than 200 Queenslanders treated for heat stroke and dehydration last week.
A Queensland MP is calling on the major banks to develop offsetting options for farm management deposits to help landholders save in the good times.