Polar blast to bring heavy rain to the Coffs Coast

GET ready for a wintry change in the weather, forecasters say.

A powerful cold front is set to sweep across the nation this week, potentially dropping snow over the alpine regions.

Polar Blast : Daytime maximum temperatures will fall by six degrees this week.
Polar Blast : Daytime maximum temperatures will fall by six degrees this week.

The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting a sudden temperature drop with Coffs Harbour's daytime maximum of 27 degrees on Thursday set to plummet to 20-21 degrees on Friday and Saturday as the developing rain clears.

Weatherzone meteorologist Hannah Wilson said based on modelling Coffs Harbour is set to receive up to 30mm of rain.