Sydney ocean beaches




Saturday 16 December 2017

Issued at 12:30 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 chance of showers during this morning, and redeveloping this afternoon. A thunderstorm likely during this afternoon and early evening. 

Winds – Light becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon then turning S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the evening.

Rainfall – 5mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 29oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Northeasterly around 1 metre.

High tide – 1.67 metres at 07:56.

Low tide – 0.46 metres at 14:30.



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