Issued at 7:30 AM
Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at Sydney's ocean beaches.
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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.
Weather – Partly cloudy. Slight (30%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm, most likely in the late morning and afternoon.
Winds – NW 30 to 45 km/h decreasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the evening.
Rainfall – 4mm in the previous 24 hours
Expected maximum temperature – 19oC
Ocean temperature – 20oC
Swell – Northeasterly below 1 metre.
High tide – 1.52 metres at 07:45
Low tide – 0.38 metres at 13:46
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