Issued at 10:10 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. Very high (90%) chance of showers, heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm.
Winds – S 15 to 20 km/h reaching 30 km/h near the coast, turning E/SE during the afternoon or evening.
Rainfall – 69mm in the previous 24 hours
Expected maximum temperature – 23oC
Ocean temperature – 24oC
Swell – Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.
High tide – 1.8 metres at 09:00
Low tide – 0.28 metres at 15:30
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