Illawarra

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Forecast updated at 8:57 pm EST on Tuesday 2 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A trough and associated cold front over northeast New South Wales will continue eastwards tonight as a low pressure centre deepens over the Tasman Sea, assisted by the presence of cold air in the upper atmosphere. This development is expected bring strengthening winds to coastal areas, possibly reaching gale-force in places. Later on Wednesday the low should move away from the coast as a high pressure ridge becomes dominant over southeast Australia.

Forecast for the rest of Tuesday

Cloudy. Scattered showers, becoming less likely at night. The chance of thunderstorms this evening, mainly inland. Winds southerly 35 to 50 km/h turning southwesterly in the evening.

Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Wednesday 3 September

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers, mainly near the coast. Winds south to southwesterly 35 to 50 km/h, locally reaching 65 km/h along the coast during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 11 and 16.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Fire Danger
Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Low-Moderate
Southern Ranges: Low-Moderate

UV Alert from 10:20 am to 1:30 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 4 [Moderate]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Windy. Partly cloudy. Bowral 4 11
Possible shower. Windy. Nowra 8 15
Shower or two. Windy. Wollongong 10 15

Thursday 4 September

Partly cloudy. The chance of showers. Winds southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h turning southerly in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 3 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.

Friday 5 September

Cloudy. High chance of showers. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 16.

Saturday 6 September

Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the morning. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 13 and 18.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Wednesday.

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