A significant rain and wind event is likely to hit our coastline in the coming days.
With an east coast low forming, coastal areas are expecting to be belted by winds of between 60 kilometres per hour and 70km/h.
“There is also the chance of damaging wind gusts of above 90km/h,” said weatherzone’s Rob Sharpe.
“The southerly change will build overnight Tuesday, bringing some rain. This will continue to build with the bulk of rain – around 50mm – falling on Wednesday.
“We are likely to see that rain lingering across late Wednesday and into Thursday and Friday where it will be classed as showers.”
The southerly change will see potentially gale force winds.
While these gale force conditions are more likely to be in the Northern Rivers region, Mr Sharpe said the Mid-North Coast would not be exempt.
The showers will stick around on Thursday and through to Friday with the weekend also likely to feature a shower or two.
The rain is likely to be confined to the coastal fringe by the weekend.
From Wednesday, the maximum temperature will be around 18 degrees but Mr Sharpe warned that it will feel much cooler.
“Overall, the east coast low won’t be sticking near the coast – primarily it will be here on Wednesday – before moving quickly away by Thursday,” he added.
The potential for damaging winds will whip up an eight foot swell overnight Wednesday and into Thursday morning.
“The wind direction and the swell will be coming from the south east and will be quite dangerous conditions on and near the water,” Mr Sharpe said.