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Wild seas are on their way

Storm swell Diggers Headland. Photo by Michael Woltschenko. - User Contributed
Storm swell Diggers Headland. Photo by Michael Woltschenko. - User Contributed

BATTEN down the hatches we're in for some wild weather, especially on the beaches.

The powerful East Coast Low that is causing terrible weather in Victoria today is set to see massive ocean swells hit the Coffs Coast on Wednesday.

"The low will head east away from the New South Wales coast on Wednesday, allowing rain and winds to ease but a very large and dangerous swell around five metres will continue to pound the state's beaches through Wednesday," senior meteorologist at The Weather Channel Tom Saunders said.

Severe weather warnings have been issued for Victoria today and tomorrow the metropolitan Sydney as well as the South and Central Coasts are expected to be lashed by severe winds and large swells.

"The gale-force winds will also churn up a combined seven metre sea and swell by this evening, and by Tuesday the combined heights could reach close to 10 metres," Mr Saunders explained.

"The low will move north tomorrow, allowing severe winds and rain to ease across Victoria by the afternoon, but large dangerous swell will continue pounding the coast until Thursday."

As the low moves from Victoria tomorrow and moves north, Mr Saunders said that NSW will become the next victim of severe weather.

"Strong to gale force winds and heavy rain will spread north up the southern and central New South Wales coast on Tuesday, reaching Sydney during the afternoon," he said.

"We expect in excess of 50mm along the South Coast and at least 20mm around Wollongong, Sydney and Newcastle."
 



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