Illawarra Forecast

View the current warnings for New South Wales

Forecast issued at 4:30 pm EDT on Friday 30 January 2015.

Weather Situation

A low centred to the east of Bass Strait is the dominant weather system in the region, directing a generally southerly airstream over New South Wales. This low will remain very slow-moving tonight and Saturday as a high passes to its south. Later on the weekend the low is expected to weaken and move away to the east, with a new high south of the Bight building a ridge along the New South Wales coast. As the coastal ridge strengthens at the start of the new week, a trough is forecast to deepen over the inland.

Forecast for the rest of Friday

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the south. Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h.

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

Saturday 31 January

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds west to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to between 9 and 14 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

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 9:10 am to 5:10 pm, UV Index predicted to reach 12 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Partly cloudy. Bowral 9 22
Partly cloudy. Nowra 13 25
Partly cloudy. Wollongong 17 23

Sunday 1 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 11 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Monday 2 February

Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming south to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the morning then tending south to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 12 and 16 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

Tuesday 3 February

Partly cloudy. Slight (20%) chance of a shower. Winds southerly 15 to 20 km/h tending southeasterly during the day then becoming light during the afternoon. Overnight temperatures falling to between 10 and 15 with daytime temperatures reaching the low to mid 20s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 5:15 am EDT Saturday.

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