Sydney ocean beaches




Wednesday 26 April 2017

Issued at 10:50 AM

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

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

Marine wind warning for Gale winds for the Sydney Coast.


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 – Partly cloudy and medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely this afternoon. 

Winds – NW 15 to 25 km/h turning W/SW 35 to 45 km/h during the afternoon and evening.

Rainfall – 5mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 22oC

Ocean temperature – 23oC

Swell – Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.

High tide – 1.75 metres at 07:53

Low tide – 0.29 metres at 14:00



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