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Thursday 17 April 2014

Issued at 1:00 PM

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

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Alert

Alert

Due to wet weather, Sydney Water has advised of a partial bypass of Secondary Biological and Partial disinfection treatment at the Warriewood Waste Water Treatment Plant on 16 April 2014. Please contact Sydney Water for details.

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 – Mostly sunny. The chance of a brief shower along the coastal fringe. 

Winds – S/SW 15 to 20 km/h, reaching 30 km/h near the coast.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours



Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 22oC

Swell – Southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

High tide – 1.5 metres at 09:32

Low tide – 0.4 metres at 15:23

 

 

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