Sydney Harbour

Middle Harbour | Nth Harbour | Port Jackson

Lane Cove River | Parramatta River

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Issued at 1:15 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 – Hot. Patchy fog early this morning, then sunny. 

Winds – N/NE 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the morning then becoming NE 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 4 days

Expected maximum temperature – 30oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Easterly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.36 metres at 17:55

Low tide – 0.62 metres at 12:01



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