Environmental issues

Water

Sydney Harbour

Middle Harbour | Nth Harbour | Port Jackson

Lane Cove River | Parramatta River

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Issued at 6:55 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at swimming sites in Sydney Harbour.

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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 in Sydney Harbour should be avoided for up to three days following rainfall or for as long as stormwater is present.

* Please note water temperature in estuarine areas can be warmer in summer and cooler in winter than the reported ocean temperature.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Cloudy with a high (70%) chance of showers, becoming less likely this evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and early evening. 

Winds – NE 20 to 30 km/h increasing to 40 km/h before turning N 15 to 20 km/h in the late evening.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 5 days

Expected maximum temperature – 26oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Northeasterly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.95 metres at 09:50

Low tide – 0.16 metres at 16:29

 

 

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