Issued at 10:30 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 – Partly cloudy.
Winds – S 35 to 55 km/h decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the morning then turning SE 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon and evening.
Rainfall – 4.5mm in the previous 5 days.
Expected maximum temperature – 21oC
Ocean temperature – 21oC
Swell – Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 2 metres around midday.
High tide – 1.45 metres at 17:24
Low tide – 0.64 metres at 11:01
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