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Friday 18 April 2014

Issued at 1:43 PM

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

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Alert

Alert

Large and powerful surf conditions in the evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.

Legend

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.
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 – Sunny. 

Winds – W and light increasing to 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 25oC

Ocean temperature – 22oC

Swell – Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.

High tide – 1.5 metres at 10:19

Low tide – 0.5 metres at 16:05

 

 

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