In 24 hours time one of the most powerful, intense early winter storms will be ripping up the coast.
It will be one of the coldest starts for the first week of winter that we have seen in decades. There will be freezing temperatures, hurricane strength winds off shore, all coming through Tuesday afternoon and evening, driving north across the tablelands and spreading up the mid north coast and right across the northern rivers and even south east Queensland.
On the synoptic chart, the problem is this massive high that is situated to the south, it is going to bounce this intense low back to the north and it is going to be a powerful front. If you are going to the Wallabies v Scotland game in Newcastle, take your best winter gear possible. It is going to be very cold, very windy and very wet with the possibility of some storms ripping through as well. We are going to see some frightening temperatures.
It is not expected to get out of the single digits during Tuesday, and probably Wednesday on the Tablelands. We might even see some snow on the northern tablelands with a good chance of that around Armidale. Severe weather warnings have already been issued for the Central Coast and the Hunter with plenty more to come as this system passes, it will move quickly but the 24 hour period will be very intense.