A surfer and jogger look at the surf on Sydney's Bondi Beach on June 5, 2016. / AFP / WILLIAM WEST
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In a 24-hour period to Sunday morning, the weather bureau said there were widespread rainfalls of between 100-200 millimeters (four-7.9 inches), with the highest-recorded level recorded at Wooli River at 469 millimeters."The fact that we are getting a storm event at the exact same time as those king tides creates this perfect scenario for coastal erosion," Mitchell Harley from the University of New South Wales told AFP, adding that it was the worst erosion in three decades.While storm conditions usually generate waves of up to eight meters, individual waves of up to 13 meters have been recorded this weekend, he said.
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