Heat wave, Harry Styles turns beach into pool party in Vegas as Sydney residents flee sweltering heat
Terrible hot weather and a surprise visit from Harry Styles spark ‘Vegas pool party’ scenes at the popular ocean pool
- Sydney has its hottest day in more than four years
- Locals flocked to the beach to cool off
- Harry Styles appeared earlier in the day
A popular ocean pool was the scene of a “Vegas-style” party after pop star Harry Styles visited and the heat wave hit.
Residents swarmed to Bronte Beach in the city’s eastern suburbs Monday night as temperatures soared to between 38 and 41 degrees.
It was the first time the Harbor City topped 38 degrees since Nov. 29, 2020, and the hottest day on record since late 2018.
Those escaping the heat were surprised by party-style scenes in the baths – with locals out for routine rounds horrified by the wild scenes.
Bronte Baths, a pool secluded from the beach, was described as a “full Vegas-style pool party”
Multiple videos were uploaded to TikTok showing young people taking to the water in the middle of the night — comparisons to an American-style pool party.
Bronte’s baths usually have a few night swimmers as the only lit ocean pool in town, but last night large numbers descended in large groups to relax after a hot day.
“I’ve only seen it like this on holidays,” said the clip’s original poster.
“We went there at 9am and it was too crowded to swim!” remarked another person.
The crowd had finally left at 2 a.m., having burned up any energy left over from the skyrocketing temperatures of the day.
Part of the popularity may be because pop superstar Harry Styles quietly shows up on the beach at the last minute before leaving the country for New Zealand.
Pop superstar Harry Styles showed up at the Bronte Baths at the last minute before leaving the country
Sydnersiders flocked to the beaches of the city’s eastern suburbs on Monday
Before the clock struck 12 noon Western Sydney was already experiencing 34 degrees of heat with the average temperature towards the CBD ranging in the low 30’s. Above the scene at Bondi
Most of the city was sweating through oven-like temperatures. By 4pm AEDT, Penrith in the Outer West reached a high of 40 and Sydney Airport mercury were at 39.
Temperatures were still unpleasant, stuck in the high 20s, when everyone went to the beach last night. The heat is expected to last until at least Wednesday.
NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Rob Rogers predicted the recent green growth from the epic downpours could leave the state’s countryside in a dangerous state.
But along with perfect beach weather conditions, wildfire risk also skyrocketed to their most dangerous since Black Summer, Weatherzone reported.
As of 4pm yesterday, numerous bushfires have broken out in central NSW, with two reaching emergency levels.
One near Tambaroora, about 50 km north of Bathurst, and another near Cranbrook, about 20 km south of Dubbo, were of concern.
“Before the 2019 to 2020 fires, it was a drought and just dust,” he said.
“Now there’s grass over a foot high and ready to burn and these fires are moving incredibly fast.”
As of 4pm yesterday, numerous bushfires have broken out in central NSW, with two reaching emergency levels