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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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 – 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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