Environmental issues


Sydney ocean beaches




Tuesday 21 October 2014

Issued at 10:30 AM

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

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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. Medium (60%) chance of showers and some drizzle patches this morning. 

Winds – Light becoming E 15 to 25 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the evening.

Rainfall – 1mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 21oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres offshore.

High tide – 1.5 metres at 07:26.

Low tide – 0.5 metres at 13:32.



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