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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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 – Sunny.
Winds – W 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning SW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening.
Rainfall – 0.5mm in the previous 24 hours
Expected maximum temperature – 22oC
Ocean temperature – 21oC
Swell – Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.
High tide – 1.4 metres at 09:51
Low tide – 0.6 metres at 15:27
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