Environmental issues


Sydney Harbour

Middle Harbour | Nth Harbour | Port Jackson

Lane Cove River | Parramatta River

Saturday 19 April 2014

Issued at 9:40 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 possiblePollution 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.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Mostly sunny. 

Winds – SW 15 to 25 km/h turning S/SE in the afternoon.

Rainfall – 24.5mm in the previous 5 days

Expected maximum temperature – 21oC

Ocean temperature – 22oC

Swell – Southeasterly 2 to 3 metres.

High tide – 1.4 metres at 11:10

Low tide – 0.5 metres at 16:52



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