Thursday Partly cloudy. Patchy fog in the north early this morning. Winds NW 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day then turning W during the afternoon and evening. Daytime maximum temperatures between 13 and 18.
Friday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a light morning shower. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h becoming light in the middle of the day then becoming N/NW 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.
Saturday Partly cloudy. Winds N/NW 25 to 40 km/h tending W/NW 35 to 55 km/h during the morning then decreasing to 30 to 45 km/h during the day.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Winds W 25 to 40 km/h turning NW during the morning then increasing to 40 to 60 km/h during the day.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||5||19||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 10||75||NNW 17||36|
||2||13||10%||< 1mm||Moderate||NW 15||73||WNW 25||43|
||6||18||20%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 18||69||NW 22||35|
||10||19||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NW 10||61||NNW 16||41|
Hunter graziers, buoyed by high cattle prices, are beginning to address a backlog of farm work that has built up during tough times.
The owner of a quarry which allegedly contributed to the fatal 2011 Grantham flood says a safety bund appeared to be man made and may have been built without his knowledge.
Chilly weather will quickly turn to very warm and windy conditions this weekend over many parts of Australia's interior this weekend.