The start of the week could be wet and windy with chances of flash flooding for residents near the NSW-Victorian border.
The Bureau of Meteorology’s Dr Adam Morgan said the southern part of the east coast could be in for “an East Coast Low”.
That’s for areas in NSW’s south.
The meteorologist said the low can bring flash flooding, property damage and coastal erosion.
However, he added there are a number of different scenarios possible.
In the “most likely scenario”, the low would develop near the coast Sunday, bringing heavy rain on Monday and Tuesday.
“Winds may be strong enough to bring down trees and powerlines and beach conditions will be dangerous right along the coast,” Dr Morgan said.
“As with all East Coast lows pinpointing exactly which communities will see the worst of the weather depends on exactly where and how close to the coast, any low pressure centre forms.”
NSW Resilience warned people on Twitter to “get ready” while the NSW SES urged people to “prepare for a wet and windy week ahead”.
Severe Weather Update: Heavy rain and possible flooding for NSW and eastern Victoria— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) July 10, 2020
Video current at 1 pm AEST, Friday 10 July 2020.
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It encouraged people to move cars undercover, clear rain gutters and secure loose items around the home.
BOM forecasts Bega, not far from the state border, could be lashed with up to 100mm of rain on Monday and 70mm on Tuesday.
It’s a different story further north though with only 10 to 15mm forecast for Wollongong on Monday and 20 to 30mm on Tuesday.
Sydneysiders can expect even less.
A low building in the Bight could also hammer parts of Victoria’s East Gippsland.
But it could easily bring no rain at all, Dr Morgan added.
Mallacoota is forecast to receive up to 30mm on Monday and Tuesday.
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