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Wednesday 27 August 2014

Issued at 12:00 PM

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

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Alert

Alert

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

Due to wet weather, Sydney Water has advised of an ongoing bypass of biological and tertiary treatment at the Cronulla Waste Water Treatment Plant as of 26 August 2014. Please contact Sydney Water for details.

Legend

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.

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 – Partly cloudy. Scattered showers. 

Winds – S/SE 25 to 35 km/h tending S/SW 15 to 25 km/h during the afternoon and evening.

Rainfall – 69.5mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 17oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Easterly 2.5 to 3 metres.

High tide – 1.5 metres at 09:11

Low tide – 0.4 metres at 15:04

 

 

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