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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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 – 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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