Illawarra ocean beaches

Wollongong

Shellharbour

Kiama

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Issued at 2:00 PM

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

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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 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 – Partly cloudy. 

Winds – Light becoming NE 20 to 30 km/h in the morning then tending N 15 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Northeasterly 1.5 metres.

High tide – 1.51 metres at 08:08

Low tide – 0.34 metres at 14:13

 

 

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