A severe weather warning has been issued for a large part of the New South Wales coast with winter set to show its ugly head.
A front has been crossing Victoria today and will move into New South Wales on Monday afternoon before developing into a low pressure system off the southern New South Wales Coast.
The warning for New South Wales stretches from the Victorian border to Kempsey on the mid-north Coast.
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Winds averaging up to 70 km/h are forecast to hit the far southeast New South Wales Coast by late Monday with gusts in excess of 90 km/h.
Winds in Alpine regions are tipped to hit 125 km/h with heavy snowfalls also forecast in those areas.
Showers are also expected along the coastal fringes with some heavy falls predicted.
A warning for dangerous surf has also been issued with waves in excess of five metres expected.
People are being warning to stay well away from surf and exposed areas, especially south-facing beaches.