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The beaches are crowded as people soak up the summer weather amid the chaos of the flood

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Hundreds of Sydneysiders are pictured at Coogee Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs as they enjoy an early glimpse of summer. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor

Thousands of people flocked to Sydney’s beaches as temperatures finally started to rise after weeks of rain.

Warmer conditions are expected for three of the next six days, with the mercury rising above Sunday’s high of 22 degrees on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

After the winter months, Sydney’s most famous beach is finally filled with people again.

Hundreds of Sydneysiders are pictured at Coogee Beach in Sydney's eastern suburbs as they enjoy an early glimpse of summer.  Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor
Hundreds of Sydneysiders are pictured at Coogee Beach in Sydney’s eastern suburbs as they enjoy an early glimpse of summer. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor
Crowds of people gather to absorb the heat.  Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor
Crowds of people gather to absorb the heat. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor

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Bondi Beach was packed with people sunbathing in front of the blue water.

Looks like locals are taking in as much as they can ahead of the predicted wet summer.

However, beachgoers may encounter slightly murkier waters as heavy rains have resulted in some popular swimming areas being polluted.

According to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, dirty sewage has led to, among other things, “poor” water quality at Coogee Beach.

Narrabeen Lagoon on the Northern Beaches was also on the list, as was Rose Bay in the CBD.

But this has not stopped the crowds of people who continue to gather in popular places.

People in Kugi bask in the sun despite the poor water quality.  Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor
People in Kugi bask in the sun despite the poor water quality. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor

Some have compared the sight to an archive photo of Manly beachgoers in the 1960s.

The sun is providing some respite after heavy rainfall across the country, with other states also reaching comfortable temperatures in the mid-20s.

Temperatures reached a high of 25 degrees in Brisbane, while Adelaide took a break from the gloom in the low 20s.

However, the beautiful weather is not expected to last for long, with more showers forecast for most states in the middle of next week.

In Sydney, sunshine is likely to give way to rain from mid to late week, with 2-6mm expected to fall on Friday.

More rain in Sydney next week.  Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor
More rain in Sydney next week. Photo: NCA NewsWire / Nicholas Igor

Victoria’s brief period of clear skies will unfortunately also be replaced by rain clouds as the already flood-hit state polices 3-15mm in the second half of next week.

Melbourne will stay in the 20s for most of the week after Monday’s maximum temperature rises to 17C.

It looks like Brisbane will be in the mid twenties all week, but we can also expect some rain on Monday and from Thursday.

Perth will see light showers before the end of the week, with temperatures dropping from 28 degrees on Wednesday to 20 degrees later in the week.

South Australia’s perfect weather will end midweek as rain moves south and turns sunshine into gray skies.

Great cricket weather in Adelaide.  Photo: Brenton Edwards
Great cricket weather in Adelaide. Photo: Brenton Edwards

Residents are being warned about blue skies in Victoria as they are lulled into a false sense of hope that flooding disaster can end.

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