NSW Weather Forecast, Queensland East Coast Low Levels, Dangerous Surf and Destructive Winds

Queenslanders are keeping a close eye on the developing east coast lowlands that threaten dangerous surf and potential severe weather warnings.

The Met Office warned on Wednesday that, having formed near southeast Queensland, it could bring dangerous surf and damaging winds in excess of 50 mph on Friday and early Saturday.

Affected areas include the southeast coast of Queensland and the surrounding hinterland.

“A severe weather warning could be issued as early as Thursday. Offshore wind warnings are already in place for Queensland and New South Wales,” the specification update says.

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Severe weather warnings for dangerous surf have now been issued for parts of Wide Bay, Burnett and areas along the southeast coast of Queensland. Warnings could be introduced as early as Thursday evening.

Significant wave heights are expected, exceeding 4 meters from east to southeast.

In New South Wales, a similar warning was issued for the coastline along the Northern Rivers Forecast Area from Friday evening to Saturday afternoon. Areas potentially affected include Tweed Heads, Byron Bay, Ballina, Brunswick Heads, Evans Head and Yamba.

The bureau has warned people to stay away from dangerous beaches as well as surf and surf prone areas. Conditions can also lead to localized damage and coastal erosion.

A separate damaging wind warning has also been issued since Friday morning for the K’garee Islands (Fraser Island), Moreton and Stradbroke Islands, and the north coast of the Sunshine. Wind speed is predicted to average around 55-65 km/h, with gusts up to 90 km/h. Residents were advised to secure loose items, move vehicles to cover and away from trees, and seek cover.

In a warning to residents, Queensland Fire and Emergency Commissioner Greg Leach told people to prepare.

“Think big trees around your property, think about where you park your car, think about loose items in your backyard, and brace yourself for the weather we might see this weekend,” he said.

Fortunately, no flooding is expected from the weather event, and the heaviest downpours will not fall on land. However, parts of southern Queensland, as well as northern New South Wales, could experience “unseasonal rain” from Thursday.

Currently, a very high chance of rain is forecast for the northern rivers and mid-north coast of New South Wales from Thursday to Saturday, with temperatures ranging from 9°C to 18°C.

Similarly, there is a 95 to 100 percent chance of rain in Queensland and conditions are expected to improve by Saturday morning. Daytime temperatures are expected to peak between 15°C and 19°C, with temperatures rising slightly to 18-22°C on Saturday.

Elsewhere in the state, overnight thunderstorms could also hit central Queensland on Thursday.

Coldest morning in four years

This comes as several other Melbourne suburbs recorded their coldest morning since 2018. Coldstream, a town in the Greater Melbourne region, has received the unenviable title of the coldest morning, when residents woke up at temperatures as low as -3.7 ° C.

Other cold suburbs include the Melbourne suburbs of Essendon (-1.5°C), Laverton (-0.1°C) and Moorabbin (-1.4°C), as well as Avalon (-1.8°C) and Naval Base Australia’s HMAS Cerberus on the Mornington River. Peninsula (-1.5C).

Meanwhile, the cold air mass associated with the high pressure system will continue to cause freezing temperatures over large swaths of southern Australia.

“Clear skies and light winds at this high bring very cold mornings to Victoria, Tasmania, the New South Wales/ACT hinterland and eastern South Australia,” BOM said in its weather report on Wednesday.

The Bureau warns that “significant areas of frost” are likely to be expected, with parts of inland Victoria and southern New South Wales being declared a severe frost hazard.

Originally published as Low east coast will bring dangerous surf and damaging winds to Queensland, New South Wales