Issued at 7:30 AM
Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at swimming sites in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking.
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As a general precaution, swimming in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking should be avoided for up to three days following 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.
* Please note water temperature in estuarine areas can be warmer in summer and cooler in winter than the reported ocean temperature.
Weather – Cloudy. Medium (50%) chance of light rain in the morning and early afternoon, then clearing.
Winds – N 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 30 km/h before turning NW 15 to 20 km/h in the late morning and afternoon.
Rainfall – 7.5mm in the previous 5 days
Expected maximum temperature – 21oC
Ocean temperature – 18oC
Swell – Southerly around 1 metre.
High tide – 1.42 metres at 07:31
Low tide – 0.39 metres at 13:19
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