Thursday Cloudy. Very high (95%) chance of rain, becoming less likely later tonight. Rain possibly heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm this morning. Winds S 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the middle of the day. Daytime maximum temperatures between 19 and 24. Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.
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|
||14||20||90%||5-10mm||Nil||SSW 16||79||SSE 18||79|
||10||15||80%||1-5mm||Nil||S 19||89||SSE 20||83|
||14||19||90%||5-10mm||Nil||SSW 16||79||SSE 17||79|
||16||20||90%||10-20mm||Nil||SSW 22||79||SSE 26||76|
Bad weather continues to hinder the cyclone recovery effort in north Queensland where flooding and fallen trees still block roads, phone lines are down and many homes remain without power.
All south-east Queensland schools will be shut today and businesses asked to close by lunchtime as ex-Cyclone Debbie nears, bringing severe thunderstorms, torrential rain and flash flooding.
All south-east Queensland schools are closed today and businesses are being advised to shut their doors as the region prepares for a deluge from ex-Cyclone Debbie.