Thursday Partly cloudy. High (70%) chance of showers in the south, medium (50%) chance elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm in the south. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h.
Friday Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers along the coastal fringe, slight (20%) chance elsewhere. Winds W/SW 15 to 20 km/h tending S/SW in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon.
Saturday Mostly sunny. Areas of morning frost about higher ground. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.
Sunday Partly cloudy. Winds W 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning.
Monday Sunny. Areas of morning frost about higher ground. Light winds becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then becoming light during the day.
Illawarra Weather Forecasts
||Forecast||Min||Max||Chance of rain||Rain amount||Frost risk||9am||3pm|
||7||22||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 5||65||NE 20||59|
||4||17||40%||< 1mm||Slight||NNE 12||80||NE 22||61|
||7||22||50%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 11||64||ENE 19||54|
||12||21||30%||< 1mm||Nil||NNE 6||59||NE 19||64|
The 2016 snow season has reached a new peak depth this week according to measurements taken today.
Rain gauges as far north as the Gulf of Carpentaria and south to Ulladulla have received decent rainfall in the last 24 hours, some of which caused dangerous flooding.
A friend of a man feared drowned in floodwaters near Kyogle has told of "helplessly watching" the 72-year-old as he clung to a tree before being swept downstream.