Environmental issues


Sydney ocean beaches




Wednesday 16 April 2014

Issued at 2:52 PM

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

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Due to wet weather, Sydney Water has advised of a partial bypass of Secondary Biological and Partial disinfection treatment at the Warriewood Waste Water Treatment Plant on 16 April 2014. Please contact Sydney Water for details.


Pollution is unlikely Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!
Pollution is possiblePollution 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 – Partly cloudy. Isolated showers near the coast until this evening. 

Winds – SW 20 to 30 km/h tending S in the middle of the day and reaching 40 km/h along the coast.

Rainfall – 44mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 22oC

Ocean temperature – 23oC

Swell – Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

High tide – 1.6 metres at 08:48

Low tide – 0.4 metres at 14:45



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