Beachers on the New South Wales far south coast are set to take a pounding as a low pressure weather system hovers off the east coast.
Temperatures plummeted across the south east last night, with snow cutting roads and making driving conditions difficult.
The Snowy Mountains Highway at Mt Cooper, east of Bombala, reopened shortly after 8.30am (AEST).
Nick Bright from the Weather Bureau in Canberra says high winds are stirring up surf conditions.
â??On the coastal waters we've got south westerly winds up to 45 knots and turning more southerly easing to 30 knots this afternoon,â?? he said.
â??Looking at the seas â?? we have 5m seas on a swell of 2m to 4m, increasing to around 5ms.
â??It is looking particularly nasty over the coastal waters and even over land.
â??It is going to be pretty breezy as well.â??
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19:36 EST Over the past 24 hours, a northwest cloud band has delivered some spectacular rain from the northwest WA to the inland SA and the NT.