East coast of Australia drenched as week-long heavy rainfall approaches

The east coast of Australia is likely to be drenched in rain this week as a massive storm system passes through.

Some parts of Victoria and the south coast of New South Wales could receive around 200mm of rain in two days starting on Sunday afternoon.

The wild weather is predicted to last throughout the week, and will likely reach Sydney on Tuesday.

Five metre high waves are forecast to pummel beaches across the Sydney coastline, with Bondi more likely to experience the worst of the elements.

‘It certainly will maybe not be a good day to go out boating,’ the Bureau of Meteorology’s Jane Golding warned. 

The east coast of Australia is expected to be drenched in rain this week as a huge storm system passes through

The wild weather is predicted to last throughout the week, and will likely reach Sydney on Tuesday

The wild weather is predicted to last throughout the week, and will likely reach Sydney on Tuesday

For New South Wales more broadly, Ms Golding urged residents to remain vigilant.

‘The landscape is still quite vulnerable at this time because of the bushfires so do keep an eye out for falling trees and things such as that,’ she said. 

There are also warnings of gale-force winds and minor flash flooding across parts of the state. 

Queensland and Melbourne are so far likely to escape the downpour, but Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Adam Morgan said the east coast low could possibly be unpredictable.

‘As with all east coast lows pinpointing exactly which communities will see the worst of the weather is dependent upon exactly where and how near the coast, any low pressure centre forms,’ that he said. 

Heavy rainfall and wild winds could rip out trees and powerlines in parts of the country as residents are warned to brace for flash flooding (pictured, rain in Melbourne)

Heavy rainfall and wild winds could rip out trees and powerlines in parts of the united states as residents are warned to brace for flash flooding (pictured, rain in Melbourne)

‘Winds could be strong enough to bring down trees and powerlines and beach conditions will be dangerous right across the coast. 

‘These are weather systems that can impact communities through flash flooding, damage to trees and property and through coastal erosion.’

Mr Morgan said the ‘most likely scenario’ involved impact to eastern New South Wales from Sunday in a weather event which may carry on for a number of days. 

‘In probably the most likely scenario severe weather may begin to impact eastern New South Wales as early as Sunday as a low develops near the coast.’

In Victoria, the East Gippsland region will probably bear the brunt of the rainfall.

Briagolong has already received 48mm of rain while Glenaladale has recorded 30mm.    

Towns along the state's coast have been warned to beware of high swells and potential erosion along the banks (pictured, rain in Newcastle)

Towns across the state’s coast have been warned to beware of high swells and potential erosion along the banks (pictured, rain in Newcastle)

An east coast low is expected to develop over the next couple of days and bring the wild weather to the south and south coast of New South Wales (pictured, the east coast low)

An east coast low is likely to develop within the next couple of days and bring the wild weather south and south coast of New South Wales (pictured, the east coast low)

FIVE STEP STORM SAFETY PLAN 

Resilience NSW tweeted a five step plan for residents who could be in the road of the east coast low which could batter parts of hawaii over the next few days:

1. Know your risk

2. Plan now

3. Get your property ready

4. Be aware and follow NSW SES updates

5. Look out for each other 

Fellow BoM forecaster Abrar Shabren labelled the weather system as ‘notorious’.

‘These systems are very notorious and it is difficult to understand exactly where it’s going to form,’ Mr Shabren said.

‘At this stage it’s forming just off the coast and coast of New South Wales.’

A BoM model showed one scenario where as much as 200mm could fall on the southern half of New South Wales and East Gippsland on Monday and Tuesday.

Towns along the state’s coast have already been warned to beware of high swells and potential erosion across the banks. 

‘With south coast and East Gippsland landscapes still recovering following the summer bushfires next week’s weather could see some serious impacts,’ Mr Morgan said.

The potential for catastrophic weather prompted Resilience NSW, the state’s leading disaster management agency, to tweet a five-step warning for residents to get ready themselves.   

They have already been advised to ‘know your risk’, ‘plan now’ and ‘prepare your home’.

NSW SES spokesperson Stephanie Heard told Daily Mail Australia residents between Merimbula and Kiama should be on alert. 

‘The SES is urging residents to take this weekend to get ready for heavy rain.

‘The SES is encouraging residents to get ready their properties, clean the roofs, and secure items outside properties.

‘We are specially concerned as it school holidays, and it is more important than in the past to go easy on the roads and to plan your trip.’   

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Abrar Shabren labelled the weather system as 'notorious' while the state's leading disaster management agency Resilience NSW tweeted a warning for residents to 'get ready'

Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Abrar Shabren labelled the elements system as ‘notorious’ whilst the state’s leading disaster management agency Resilience NSW tweeted a warning for residents to ‘get ready’

Showers and storms are expected to develop across New South Wales throughout Saturday (pictured, flooding in Byron Bay in February)

Showers and storms are expected to build up across New South Wales throughout Saturday (pictured, flooding in Byron Bay in February)

An east coast low could bring devastating rains and flash flooding to parts of New South Wales over the next few days

An east coast low could bring devastating rains and flash flooding to parts of New South Wales over the next few days

FIVE DAY FORECAST FOR THE CITY 

 Sydney:

Sunday: Min 9C, Max 19C (showers)

Monday: Min 10C, Max 18C (showers)

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 17C (showers)

Wednesday: Min 12C, Max 17C (showers)

Thursday: Min 11C, Max 17C (shower or two)

Melbourne:

Sunday: Min 8C, Max 13C (showers)

Monday: Min 8C, Max 16C (shower or two)

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 15C (partly cloudy)

Wednesday: Min 8C, Max 15C (partly cloudy)

Thursday: Min 6C, Max 13C (partly cloudy) 

Adelaide:

Sunday: Min 6C, Max 14C (shower or two)

Monday:  Min 6C, Max 16C (mostly sunny)

Tuesday: Min 7C, Max 15C (partly cloudy)

Wednesday: Min 6C, Max 16C (mostly sunny)

Thursday: Min 7C, Max 17C (sunny) 

Canberra:  

Sunday: Min 3C, Max 13C (morning fog, showers)

Monday: Min 4C, Max 11C (rain, possible heavy falls)

Tuesday: Min 4C, Max 13C (showers)

Wednesday: Min 5C, Max 13C (partly cloudy)

Thursday: Min 3C, Max 14C (cloudy)

Brisbane:

Sunday: Min 12C, Max 24C (showers )

Monday: Min 13C, Max 21C (morning shower or two)

Tuesday: Min 9C, Max 19C (sunny)

Wednesday: Min 11C, Max 23C (sunny) 

Thursday: Min 12C, Max 24C (sunny)

Perth:

Sunday: Min 7C, Max 21C (sunny)

Monday: Min 10C, Max 23C (showers, possible storm)

Tuesday: Min 12C, Max 18C (showers, possible storm)

Wednesday: Min 10C, Max 19C (shower or two)

Thursday: Min 11C, Max 21C (showers increasing) 

Hobart:

Sunday: Min 4C, Max 12C (shower or two)

Monday: Min 6C, Max 12C (partly cloudy)

Tuesday: Min 6C, Max 11C (shower or two)

Wednesday: Min 7C, Max 11C (shower or two)

Thursday: Min 5C, Max 11C (cloudy)

Darwin:

Sunday: Min 23C, Max 33C (mostly sunny)

Monday: Min 21C, Max 32C (less humid, and sunny)

Tuesday: Min 20C, Max 32C (sunny)

Wednesday: Min 20C, Max 32C (sunny)

Thursday: Min 21C, Max 33C (sunny) 

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