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Monster waves are expected to hit the coast of New South Wales today and beach residents are being warned to prepare for dangerous conditions.

A cold front crossing the Tasman Sea will generate a large and powerful swell from the southwest.

Surfers in the water at Bondi Beach earlier this month. There is a warning for dangerous surf in Sydney. (Steven Saphore)

Damaging surf conditions are likely to develop from this morning, with significant wave heights of five to six meters, and may lead to beach erosion for areas facing south to southwest.

Conditions are expected to improve later tonight or early tomorrow.

There is a dangerous condition warning for Byron Coast, Coffs Coast, Macquarie Coast, Hunter Coast, Sydney Coast, Illawarra Coast, Batemans Coast and Eden Coast.

Surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating and swimming in the following areas.

In other parts of the country, a monsoon trough is generating rains and storms over the tropics, with the strongest drops expected in the northwest.

A trough is causing storms in southwestern Western Australia while keeping the heat inland.

A high keeps the south settled with a sunny day forecast for Melbourne and Adelaide today.

Here’s your state-by-state weather forecast for Wednesday, January 20, 2021:

Cold to temperate rains in the northeast. Partly cloudy, cool to temperate in the southeast. Sunny, very warm in the southwest. Mostly sunny, hot in the northwest.

Sydney will be cloudy 18C and a maximum of 24C. Slight chance of a shower early this morning and light winds.

Today will be the coolest day of the week before temperatures soar into the weekend.

A cloudy morning is expected for Canberra, which will turn into a sunny afternoon. Light winds and a minimum of 9C and a maximum of 27C.

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Sunny, cool to temperate in the south. Sunny, very warm to hot in the north.

Melbourne will be sunny with a low of 11 ° C and a high of 25 ° C. Light winds strengthen slightly in the late afternoon and then turn mild at night.

Conditions are improving for Queensland today as parts of the state clears up after two days of heavy rain.

Several areas recorded more than 100mm of rain yesterday, including Cape Moreton, which received 118mm, Carney’s Creek with 138mm, and Karragarra Island, which hit a whopping 149mm.

Mostly sunny, temperate to warm in the southeast. Showers / storms, very hot in the northeast. Late rain, very hot in the northwest. Mostly sunny, very warm in the southwest.

Brisbane will be partly cloudy with a low of 21 ° C and a high of 27 ° C. Average chance of rain, most likely in the morning and afternoon.

Mostly sunny, warm to very warm in the southwest. Late shower, very warm in the south. Mostly sunny, hot in the northwest. Rain / storms, warm in the northeast.

Perth will have a minimum humidity of 20 ° C and maximum of 30 ° C. Partly cloudy. Little chance of rain or thunderstorm in the morning.

A tropical low is moving towards the WA coast and is expected to gradually strengthen in the coming days.

The system is expected to turn into a tropical cyclone tomorrow morning.

The developing system is not expected to affect mainland WA in the next 48 hours, but is forecast to approach the Pilbara coast for a possible severe impact on Friday or Saturday night.

Sunny, warm in the southeast. Mostly sunny, very warm in the center. Sunny, very hot in the west. Mostly sunny, hot in the north.

Adelaide will be sunny with a low of 16C and a high of 33C.

Mostly sunny, temperate in the southwest. Sunny, warm in the southeast. Sunny, cool to temperate in the northwest. Mostly sunny, temperate in the northeast.

Lower Derwent for Wednesday Mostly sunny. Nighttime temperatures drop between 4C and 9C with daytime temperatures reaching between 17C and 23C.

Rains / storms, warm in the north. Mostly sunny, very warm to hot in the interior and south.

Darwin will be partly cloudy. High probability of rain, more likely in the morning and afternoon. The probability of a thunderstorm.

Reported with weatherzone


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