20. January 2022

Sydneysiders flock to the beach as temperature hits 30 degrees



Sydney has soaked up the sunshine on the first Monday of the 12 months, as scores of individuals headed to seashores and swimming pools whereas some components of the metropolis hit tops of 30 degrees.

As automobiles lined up for COVID testing in the background, Bondi beachgoers unfold out towels and pitched their umbrellas to stake out a spot in the sand.

Beachgoers at Bondi on Monday.

Beachgoers at Bondi on Monday.Credit:Flavio Brancaleone

By the mid-afternoon, components of the metropolis had hit 30 degrees – together with Penrith, Camden and Badgerys Creek – as the inside metropolis reached a prime of 29 degrees.

The scorching climate is predicted to proceed for the remainder of the week, as cloud cowl strikes in and brings with it the probability of showers and thunderstorms. Sun safety is really useful as UV scores are forecast to be excessive.

A hazardous surf warning has been issued for Monday and Tuesday for the Byron, Coffs Harbour, Macquarie, Hunter, Sydney and Illawarra coasts.

“Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming,” the Bureau of Meteorology mentioned.

A child holding a surfboard walks past a queue at Bondi for COVID testing.

A baby holding a surfboard walks previous a queue at Bondi for COVID testing.Credit:Flavio Brancaleone

On Monday afternoon, a lady died after she was pulled unconscious from the water at Park Beach at Coffs Harbour.

The lady, believed to have been aged in her 40s, was handled by witnesses earlier than emergency providers have been referred to as to the beach about 12.50pm. She couldn’t be revived.

Police have urged holidaymakers to take care in the water. The lady’s demise is the newest in a collection of drownings in latest days, together with of two rock fishermen.

Steve Pearce, the chief govt of Surf Life Saving NSW, mentioned on Sunday that the begin to the new 12 months “has presented an extremely challenging period for our volunteer lifesavers and lifeguards up and down the NSW coastline”.

Beachgoers make the most of a warm and sunny Monday at Bondi, before showers that are expected for the rest of the week.

Beachgoers make the most of a heat and sunny Monday at Bondi, earlier than showers which might be anticipated for the remainder of the week.Credit:Flavio Brancaleone

“Hot temperatures, challenging surf conditions and massive crowds all contributed to the busiest operational period in five years,” Mr Pearce mentioned.

“The multiple rescues, resuscitations and fatalities we have seen this weekend are a tragic reminder that beach safety is of the utmost importance when you take a trip to the coastline.”


Mr Pearce urged members of the public to swim at patrolled places and head for purple and yellow flags.

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