Potentially severe storms are on track to hit the east coast of Australia, bringing damaging winds and rain over the next week.
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a low-pressures system to develop over the next couple of days, which is anticipated to hit the New South Wales south coast and the Victorian East Gippsland.
Rain and battering winds are predicted across Sydney for the next three days, with more than 20mm of rain expected on Monday.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, Sydney is expected to be battered by southerly wind gusts of up to 40km/h, set to bring large coastal waves and swells.
The onslaught of wild weather will plunge the harbour city to temperatures as low as nine degrees celsius in the coming week.
BOM meteorologist Dr Adam Morgan said there was still an array of possible forecast scenarios, but the worst of the weather would be felt on Monday and Tuesday.
“These are weather systems that can impact communities through flash flooding, damage to trees and property and coastal erosion,” he said.
“Beach conditions will be dangerous right along the coast.”
Dr Morgan also noted the NSW south coast is likely to experience the brunt of the storm cell.
According to BOM, the NSW town of Eden is expected to dumped with up to 80mm of rain, with the possibility of a thunderstorm in the area.
Victoria’s East Gippsland area is expected to miss the full force of the storm, scheduled only to receive an estimated 10mm to 30mm of rain on both Monday and Tuesday.
“With south coast and Eastern Gippsland landscapes still recovering after the summer bushfires, next week’s weather could see some serious impacts,” Dr Morgan said.
Rain is expected to hit Melbourne on Sunday and Monday, with the Victorian capital expected to hit a top temperature of 13 degrees tomorrow.
Sydney will hit a maximum of 19 degrees on Sunday, while patchy showers and maximum of 24 degrees is expected for Brisbane.
Adelaide is tipped to experience a shower or two on Sunday, with a maximum temperature of 14 degrees celsius.
Perth will have a sunny Sunday with an top of 21 degrees, while Hobart is forecast for showers and a maximum of 12 degrees.
Showers and a maximum of 13 degrees are predicted for Canberra and Darwin will be mostly sunny with a top temperature of 33 degrees.