Tuesday Cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers near the coast, medium (40%) chance elsewhere. Winds W/SW 15 to 25 km/h tending S/SW 15 to 20 km/h in the morning. Daytime maximum temperatures between 9 and 14.
Wednesday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers in the morning and afternoon. Light winds.
Thursday Partly cloudy. Patchy fog and frost inland in the morning. Light winds becoming N 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Friday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of rain in the morning. Winds N/NW 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning then becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the evening.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||4||16||40%||< 1mm||Slight||W 5||91||SE 9||58|
||1||10||40%||< 1mm||High||SSW 6||91||ESE 13||67|
||6||14||50%||< 1mm||Nil||WNW 13||83||ESE 9||63|
||10||15||40%||< 1mm||Nil||WSW 11||66||SE 11||59|
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