Beach warnings as large swells engulf Sydney beaches

STORY: Large swells engulfed some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches, with social media footage showing waves covering the boardwalk at Bondi Beach overnight.

A young local resident described the waves to Reuters, saying they were "really, really big".

The Bureau of Meteorology said that the weather was caused by a low-pressure system that formed off the west coast of New Zealand that is slowly moving north.

The low-pressure system brought blizzard-like conditions to Tasmania over the weekend, leading to the rescue of eight hikers from kunanyi/Mount Wellington on Saturday, whilst thousands are still left without power.

Conditions are expected to ease over the coming days.

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