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Wednesday 26 November 2014

Issued at 1:00 PM

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

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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 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. Medium (50%) chance of showers this evening. 

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

Rainfall – 7.6mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 25oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore during the morning.

High tide – 1.83 metres at 11:40.

Low tide – 0.25 metres at 18:22.

 

 

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