PHOTOS: There was a spectacular sunrise in Sydney this morning

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This morning Sydneysiders were treated to a stunning sunrise.

The city skyline and Sydney Harbour were transformed with a backdrop of red, purple and yellow skies.

Pictures of the spectacular flooded social media.

Here’s a look at a few.

Makes getting out of bed on a Monday slightly easier ?#sydneysunrise #earlybirdgetsthesnap

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Jetlag?? #SydneySunrise

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The spectacular sight was not restricted to the city. It could also be seen from the northern beaches, the eastern suburbs and the inner west.

Good morning Sydney! #sydneysunrise #nofilter #freshwaterbeach #iphone #thegentlemanwino

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Woke up to the sky on fire ?? #sunrise #sydneysunrise #fireskies

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Perks of dog walking ? #sydneysunrise #alexandria2015

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But, like the old adage “red sky in the morning — shepherd’s warning”, the beautiful skies won’t last. Despite the uplifting start to the day, weather forecasts predict that intense thunderstorms will hit this afternoon bringing heavy rain and lows of 20 degrees.

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