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Tuesday 27 January 2015

Issued at 2:15 PM

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

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Alert

Alert

Due to wet weather, Sydney Water has advised of a bypass of secondary biological & tertiary treatment at the Cronulla Waste Water Treatment Plant on 27 January 2015. Please contact Sydney Water for details.

Due to wet weather, Sydney Water has advised of a bypass of secondary treatment at the Warriewood Waste Water Treatment Plant on 27 January 2015. Please contact Sydney Water for details.

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 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. Very high (90%) chance of showers. 

Winds – SE 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late evening.

Rainfall – 49.5mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 22oC

Swell – Easterly 1.5 metres.

High tide – 1.37 metres at 14:54

Low tide – 0.54 metres at 08:53

 

 

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