Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Sunday 18 February 2018

Issued at 12:50 PM

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

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Alert

Alert

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

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 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 – Sunny. 

Winds – Light becoming E/NE 15 to 25 km/h in the late afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 29oC

Ocean temperature – 26oC

Swell – Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

High tide – 1.78 metres at 10:52

Low tide – 0.36 metres at 17:15

 

 

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