Environmental issues


Sydney ocean beaches




Wednesday 2 September 2015

Issued at 7:50 AM

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

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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 – Mostly sunny. High (80%) chance of rain this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm later tonight. 

Winds – Light becoming NE 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 21oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Southerly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday, then tending southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.

High tide – 1.71 metres at 10:51

Low tide – 0.26 metres at 17:01



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