Issued at 7:30 AM
Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at Sydney's ocean beaches.
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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.
Weather – Cloudy with high (80%) chance of rain and the chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening.
Winds – S 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming SE 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.
Rainfall – 23.5mm in the previous 24 hours
Expected maximum temperature – 25oC
Ocean temperature – 22oC
Swell – Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.
High tide – 1.56 metres at 13:34
Low tide – 0.66 metres at 07:14
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