A spectacular sunrise greeted Sydney's early risers on Monday morning that was so beautiful it almost made everyone forget that the weekend was well and truly over.
Social media was inundated with incredible pictures of the harbour city, as New South Wales prepares for huge storms that are expected to hit Sydney on Monday afternoon.
For those of you who missed it (presumably because you were lucky enough to sleep in), we've rounded up some of the best pictures for your viewing pleasure.
— Michael Sacco (@michaelasacco) March 12, 2017
As the sun rose, the blanket of clouds over the city were illuminated in brilliant shades of orange, purple and pink, giving even the most inexperienced camera user a cracker of a photo upload.
— Ben Domensino (@Ben_Domensino) March 12, 2017
— LilyfieldLife (@LilyfieldLife) March 12, 2017