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Perfect beach conditions forecast a South Coast weekend

Cool temperatures and rainy days may seem a distant memory on the weekend with the mercury set to rise to 33 degrees with clear skies.

Weatherzone meteorologist Tristan Myers said the conditions would be perfect for the beach, but urged people to check for water pollution levels after flooding in the Moruya area.

Mark Jekabsons, of Macarthur, took this stunning photo inside a barrel at Diamond Head in Crowdy Bay National Park on ...
Mark Jekabsons, of Macarthur, took this stunning photo inside a barrel at Diamond Head in Crowdy Bay National Park on the Mid North Coast of NSW. Photo: Mark Jekabsons

"It will also be a little humid because of the recent rain so that will make it feel a little warmer than the forecast," he said.

"Winds won't be too much of an issue as they will be reasonably calm, but there will be some sea breezes."

Earlier this week, wild weather led to widespread flooding and a landslide on the South Coast. Mountain ranges sheltered Canberra from the worst of the heavy rain.

For Mark Jekabsons of Macarthur, the ideal conditions may provide another opportunity to perfect the perfect photo in the surf.

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"Our family made the regular pilgrimage to visit relatives at Laurieton on the Mid North Coast of NSW over the Christmas break," he said.

"Our favourite beach has always been at Diamond Head in Crowdy Bay National Park where the waves are sheltered from the wind."

Mr Jekabsons said he took the photo using his waterproof cannon camera in the afternoon when the wind had died down.

"It was so choppy later in the day, so that meant I could get inside the barrel for this picture."

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