Illawarra ocean beaches




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 Illawarra region.

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Large and powerful surf conditions 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 Illawarra 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 – Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower in the south later tonight. 

Winds – Light becoming N/NE 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending E/NE 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 28oC

Ocean temperature – 24oC

Swell – East to northeasterly 2 metres.

High tide – 1.66 metres at 10:45

Low tide – 0.28 metres at 17:14



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