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Friday 25 April 2014

Issued at 10:35 AM

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 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 – Cloudy. Showers, becoming less likely in the late afternoon, clearing during the evening. 

Winds – SE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light early in the morning.

Rainfall – 2.5mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 22oC

Ocean temperature – 23oC

Swell – Easterly below 1 metre, tending southerly 1 to 2 metres around dawn, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.

High tide – 1.6 metres at 17:28

Low tide – 0.4 metres at 11:11

 

 

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