Sydney ocean beaches




Friday 21 October 2016

Issued at 7:10 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 – Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower this evening. 

Winds – N/NW 15 to 25 km/h tending N/NE 15 to 20 km/h this afternoon then tending N/NW in the late evening.

Rainfall – 1.5mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 26oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.74 metres at 13:10.

Low tide – 0.34 metres at 19:57.



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