Environmental issues


Sydney Harbour

Middle Harbour | Nth Harbour | Port Jackson

Lane Cove River | Parramatta River

Friday 29 August 2014

Issued at 2:30 PM

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 – Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. 

Winds – Southerly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots during the afternoon and evening.

Rainfall – 21mm in the previous 5 days

Expected maximum temperature – 19oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Easterly 2.5 metres, tending southeasterly 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.

High tide – 1.5 metres at 10:22

Low tide – 0.5 metres at 16:24



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