Wednesday Clear. Winds NW/NE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the evening.
Thursday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, possibly heavy at times in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning. Light winds becoming S 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day.
Friday Mostly sunny. Medium (50%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (30%) chance elsewhere. Winds S/SW 25 to 35 km/h tending S/SE 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds.
Sunday Cloudy. Medium (60%) chance of showers. Winds S 15 to 25 km/h.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||15||20||90%||5-10mm||Nil||S 17||77||SSE 19||78|
||10||15||90%||5-10mm||Nil||S 20||92||SSE 21||84|
||14||19||90%||10-20mm||Nil||S 16||79||SSE 19||76|
||16||20||90%||10-20mm||Nil||S 24||77||SSE 28||76|
Some people affected by Cyclone Debbie say they are frustrated they have not been able to return to their damaged properties in north Queensland.
South-east Queensland is set for a drenching on Thursday with rainfall in excess of 200 millimetres possible in some localised areas, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.
As emergency services build a picture of the destruction wrought by Cyclone Debbie, 61,000 remain without power and Mackay may have only 24 hours of clean water remaining.