Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Monday 21 August 2017

Issued at 7:15 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Hunter region.

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Large and powerful surf conditions in the morning are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, swimming and surfing.


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 at beaches in the Hunter region should be avoided for up to one day after heavy rainfall or for as long as stormwater is present. The most obvious signs of stormwater pollution are water discolouration as well as debris in the water and on the tide line.

Beach Conditions

Weather – Cloudy. Slight chance of a shower this afternoon. 

Winds – Light becoming N 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending NW in the middle of the day.

Rainfall – 5.4mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 20oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Southeasterly 3 to 4 metres, decreasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.52 metres at 07:56

Low tide – 0.38 metres at 13:34



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