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Sydney Harbour

Middle Harbour | Nth Harbour | Port Jackson

Lane Cove River | Parramatta River

Saturday 25 October 2014

Issued at 10:15 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 – Early fog areas clearing to a mostly sunny day. Slight (20%) chance of a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon or evening. 

Winds – SW 20 to 30 km/h tending S in the morning then becoming light in the evening.

Rainfall – 0.5mm in the previous 5 days

Expected maximum temperature – 25oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres, tending northeasterly 1 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.

High tide – 1.7 metres at 09:46

Low tide – 0.3 metres at 16:11

 

 

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