GALLERY: Summer in the Illawarra

​Enjoy a look back at the weather we experienced in the region this summer.

Sophie Holmes and Hannah Hassler. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Sophie Holmes and Hannah Hassler. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Vivien Wickham and Alana Benn at Werri Beach at Gerringong. Picture SYLVIA LIBER

Vivien Wickham and Alana Benn at Werri Beach at Gerringong. Picture SYLVIA LIBER

Cockatoos on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra in Kanahooka. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Cockatoos on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra in Kanahooka. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

At Sandon Point Beach, Bulli. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

At Sandon Point Beach, Bulli. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Leon Tiere playing the ukulele at Bellambi. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Leon Tiere playing the ukulele at Bellambi. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Four web-footed travellers enjoy the rain and fog in Walker Street, Helensburgh. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Four web-footed travellers enjoy the rain and fog in Walker Street, Helensburgh. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Eli, 7, Keegan, 7 and Cooper, 6 surfing the sand at Bulli Beach. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

Eli, 7, Keegan, 7 and Cooper, 6 surfing the sand at Bulli Beach. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

At Wollongong City Beach. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

At Wollongong City Beach. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Fishing on rocks north of Wollongong City Beach. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Fishing on rocks north of Wollongong City Beach. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Christmas Day on Thirroul Beach. Picture KIRK GILMOUR

Christmas Day on Thirroul Beach. Picture KIRK GILMOUR

Chloe, 11, Jalal, 13, Jovan, 14 and Mohamed, 14 at Wollongong's North Beach. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

Chloe, 11, Jalal, 13, Jovan, 14 and Mohamed, 14 at Wollongong's North Beach. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

A surfer at Woonona Beach on Boxing Day. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

A surfer at Woonona Beach on Boxing Day. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

The two-metre king tide at Austinmer Beach. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

The two-metre king tide at Austinmer Beach. Picture: KIRK GILMOUR

Megan Smith at Barrack Point. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Megan Smith at Barrack Point. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Rebecca Ambrose at Little Lake, Barrack Point. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Rebecca Ambrose at Little Lake, Barrack Point. Picture: SYLVIA LIBER

Emil and Tilly at Wollongong Harbour. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Emil and Tilly at Wollongong Harbour. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Enjoying the water in Wollongong Harbour. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Enjoying the water in Wollongong Harbour. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Ashley Bagnat jumps off the weigh station at Wollongong Harbour. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Ashley Bagnat jumps off the weigh station at Wollongong Harbour. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Cockatoos on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra in Kanahooka. Picture: ADAM McLEAN

Cockatoos on the foreshore of Lake Illawarra in Kanahooka. Picture: ADAM McLEAN