It’s been a fabulously dry start to the week with some extremely cold nights producing severe frosts inland being especially bad on the Tablelands.

A shallow inland trough will help increase the cloud cover producing enough moisture to create widespread, light, patchy rain across the NW during Wed the 18th spreading across NE NSW and SE QLD overnight.

That trough will move east clearing during Thursday, forming an east coast low on Friday.

That low will deepen during Saturday producing some solid swell for our beaches.

The SE winds will pick up speed and drive in more moisture producing coastal showers.

It looks like this low is going to stall meaning it could take some time to clear from the Tasman.

That will make sure the swell lingers well into next week but that also means so will the coastal showers activity.

This system is good news for inland farmers as the risk of frosts will ease from here on in, bad news for the coast that doesn’t need any more rain right now.