Thursday Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower tonight. Winds NW/N 20 to 30 km/h tending W 35 to 65 km/h in the morning then shifting cooler S/SE 30 to 55 km/h during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures 28 to 33.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming W 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then shifting E in the early afternoon.
Saturday Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds N/NE and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h during the morning.
Sunday Medium (40%) chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Mostly sunny day. Light winds becoming S/SE 15 to 25 km/h during the day then becoming light during the evening.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||14||23||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 10||67||NE 25||64|
||11||21||70%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 18||68||NE 24||57|
||13||24||90%||1-5mm||Nil||WNW 10||61||NE 25||53|
||16||22||60%||1-5mm||Nil||NNE 15||70||NE 30||69|
Another seven Queensland regions have been drought declared, including Townsville and the Burdekin region, which are in the usually wet areas of north Queensland.
Financial assistance is being offered to farmers impacted by a severe hail storm in October in northern New South Wales.
A severe weather warning is in place for damaging winds up to 90 kilometres per hour in Canberra today.