Illawarra Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EST on Thursday 28 May 2015.

Weather Situation

A high near New Zealand extends a ridge to the NSW north coast. A cold front approaching Tasmania and western Victoria is expected to slip to the southeast as it approaches the high. A rain-band associated with an upper level trough will move into the west of the state this evening then extend through to the central ranges early Friday morning before moving a little further north and weakening later in the day. The rain-band is likely to remain over northern parts of the state over the weekend with just some light, patchy rain associated, while a second front passes over Tasmania then weakens. A third, stronger cold front is expected to cross NSW Sunday night and Monday with the southeast likely to be most affected with showers and snow to quite low levels. A high pressure system is likely to develop over western NSW early in the new week as a low deepens over the central Tasman Sea.

Forecast for the rest of Thursday

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower. Light winds becoming northwesterly 15 to 20 km/h in the evening.

Friday 29 May

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the early morning. Light winds becoming westerly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then becoming light in the late afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching between 15 and 20.

No UV Alert, UV Index predicted to reach 2 [Low]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Possible shower. Bowral 10 15
Shower or two. Nowra 14 20
Shower or two. Wollongong 15 20

Saturday 30 May

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 5 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 17.

Sunday 31 May

Mostly sunny. Winds westerly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 9 with daytime temperatures reaching between 12 and 18.

Monday 1 June

Partly cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of showers. Winds west to southwesterly 25 to 35 km/h. Overnight temperatures falling to between 4 and 10 with daytime temperatures reaching between 10 and 15.

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

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