Sydney ocean beaches




Wednesday 17 January 2018

Issued at 1:50 PM

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

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BOM Hazardous Surf Warning: Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating and swimming.


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.

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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.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Morning cloud then a mostly sunny afternoon. 

Winds – S/SW 25 to 40 km/h tending S/SE 20 to 30 km/h in the late morning and early afternoon.

Rainfall – 6mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 25oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Southerly 4 metres, tending southeasterly 4 metres during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.75 metres at 09:22

Low tide – 0.37 metres at 15:59



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