Environmental issues


Sydney ocean beaches




Thursday 24 July 2014

Issued at 1:30 PM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at Sydney's ocean beaches.

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Due to power outage from 11:30am to approximately 1pm on the 24th July 2014, Sydney Water has advised of discharge of primary treated effluent from the Cronulla Waste Water Treatment Plant Submerged Ocean Outfall - Potters Point, Kurnell. For further details please contact Sydney Water


Pollution is unlikely Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!
Pollution is possible Pollution is possible, take care.
Pollution is likely Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today.
Update Updated information available.

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As a general precaution, swimming at Sydney's oceans beaches should be avoided for up to one day after heavy rainfall or for as long as stormwater is present. The most obvious signs of stormwater pollution are water discolouration as well as debris in the water and on the tide line.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Cloudy periods. Patchy fog early this morning. 

Winds – Light becoming N 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening.

Rainfall – 0.5mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 18oC

Ocean temperature – 17oC

Swell – Southerly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.7 metres at 18:45

Low tide – 0.5 metres at 12:10



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