This is what Wollongong beaches looked like on Sunday

Places to lay a towel were scarce on Illawarra beaches on Sunday as thousands of hot and sweaty people flocked to the coast.

Photos by Mercury photographer Sylvia Liber show Port Kembla Beach looking a lot like Bondi as beachgoers sought relief from the extreme heat.

Flick through the gallery above to see more weather photos from around the region.​

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