Residents along the NSW coast have been warned of dangerous surf conditions and strong winds expected to lash the northern parts of the state today.
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a hazardous surf warning for the Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast and Hunter Coast with people told to avoid rock fishing and other potentially dangerous activities.
Onshore winds combined with a trough are driving coastal showers and a few storms along the NSW coast today and with the wet weather expected to extend into Queensland as well.
Further north, a trough in the tropics is generating rain and storms.
Another trough with a front is causing a few showers in western Victoria and Tasmania.
Conditions in South Australia will be cool-to-mild in the southeast and central with showers clearing throughout the day. Mostly sunny, cool-to-mild in the west and isolated showers with very warm-to-hot temperatures in north.
It comes of the back of a hot week for the state that saw Adelaide’s hottest spell in three years and Mount Gambeir’s hottest run in 12 years.