Low prompts weather warnings for NSW coast

A hazardous surf warning has been issued for the entire NSW coast as wild weather continues.
A hazardous surf warning has been issued for the entire NSW coast as wild weather continues.

A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of the NSW coast, with a deepening low pressure system forecast to bring gusty winds, powerful seas and rain to the state.

The NSW State Emergency Service on Tuesday said it had been called to more than 150 jobs since midnight on Sunday as the Bureau of Meteorology raised the possibility of more wild weather in areas along the state's coastline.

The BOM has issued a severe weather warning for damaging winds and surf over the coastal fringes of the Illawarra, Sydney, the Hunter and mid-north coast regions before gradually easing on Wednesday.

Heavy surf could cause damage and coastal erosion from Tuesday afternoon along the coast between Montague Island in the south coast region and Smoky Cape on the mid-north coast.

"Beach conditions in these areas could be dangerous and people should stay well away from the surf and surf-exposed areas," the BOM said.

A hazardous surf warning has also been issued for the entire NSW coast, and Lord Howe Island has been told to expect vigorous winds and powerful surf.

Hazardous beach and water conditions are expected to continue throughout the week, even as the low moves away and the rain and wind begins to settle, the BOM said on Monday.

The NSW SES has advised people to move their vehicles under cover or away from trees, secure loose items around their homes and steer clear of fallen power lines.

Australian Associated Press