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Sunday 23 November 2014

Issued at 7:00 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 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 – Very hot. Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower this afternoon. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. 

Winds – N/NW and light becoming NW 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then shifting S/SE in the late afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 35oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Northerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.

High tide – 1.83 metres at 09:23

Low tide – 0.25 metres at 15:57

 

 

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