Environmental issues

Water

Southern Harbours

Botany Bay

Lower Georges River

Port Hacking

Thursday 30 October 2014

Issued at 1:30 PM

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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Legend

Pollution is unlikely Pollution is unlikely, enjoy your swim!
Pollution is possible Pollution is possible, take care.
Pollution is likely Pollution is likely, avoid swimming today.
Update Updated information available.

More information about this forecast

 

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.

 

Beach Conditions

Weather – Sunny. 

Winds – Light becoming NE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.

Rainfall – 1.5mm in the previous 5 days

Expected maximum temperature – 28oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.6 metres at 13:43

Low tide – 0.6 metres at 07:15

 

 

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