Forecast issued at 4:31 pm EST on Wednesday 30 July 2014.
A ridge of high pressure lies across northern New South Wales, while a series of cold fronts are moving from the Southern Ocean across southeast Australia. The passing of these fronts is generating gusty winds over southern and central parts of the state, but little rainfall due to the presence of a generally dry airmass. A stronger cold front is forecast to bring a significant cold snap at the end of the week, after which conditions should gradually ease as the next high pressure system becomes established.
Forecast for the rest of Wednesday
Mostly clear. Winds westerly 25 to 30 km/h tending northwesterly 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Thursday 31 July
Sunny. Winds northwesterly 40 to 60 km/h decreasing to 35 to 50 km/h in the late evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 7 and 12 with daytime temperatures reaching between 18 and 24.
Fire Danger - Illawarra/Shoalhaven: Very High
UV Alert from 11:00 am to 1:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 3 [Moderate]
Friday 1 August
Partly cloudy. The chance of showers inland during the late afternoon and evening. Winds west to northwesterly 30 to 45 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 9 and 15.
Saturday 2 August
Mostly sunny. The chance of showers along the coastal fringe. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 40 km/h tending south to southwesterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day then tending west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to between 1 and 6 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 16.
Sunday 3 August
Sunny. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between minus 1 and 4 above zero with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.
The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EST Thursday.