Possible heavy storms, hazardous surf

A complex low pressure system is bringing persistent rain and dangerous surf to the NSW coast, sparking a warning from the weather bureau.

The broad trough of low pressure is sitting off the state’s northern coast, while a high pressure system sits over the southern Tasman Sea.

“That’s brought a range of weather impacts, particularly heavy rainfall throughout parts of the Mid North Coast as well as hazardous surf warnings along much of the NSW coastline,” Bureau of Meteorology meteorologist Alex Majchrowski said.

Possibly heavy storms are expected about the Mid North Coast, and there is also the chance of a thunderstorm across the southern inland and about the ranges and east.

Hazardous surf warnings for the Byron, Coffs, Macquarie and Hunter coasts will extend to the Sydney and Illawarra coasts on Monday.

People should consider staying out of the water and avoid walking near surf-exposed areas.

There is a severe weather warning for Lord Howe Island.

Some areas subjected to heavy rainfall may be at risk of flash flooding, and the public is advised to stay up to date with the latest weather warnings.

“We will see a cold front enter the state on Monday and we could see as much as a 10C degree temperature drop through southern and central parts of NSW … into Tuesday,” Mr Majchrowski said.

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