Sydney Harbour

Middle Harbour | Nth Harbour | Port Jackson

Lane Cove River | Parramatta River

Thursday 25 August 2016

Issued at 11:55 AM

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

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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 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. High (80%) chance of showers, becoming less likely this morning. 

Winds – SW 20 to 30 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming SW 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

Rainfall – 68mm in the previous 4 days

Expected maximum temperature – 16oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.

High tide – 1.59 metres at 13:56.

Low tide – 0.45 metres at 07:25.



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