Sydney ocean beaches




Tuesday 20 February 2018

Issued at 10:30 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at Sydney's ocean beaches.

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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.

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As a general precaution, swimming at Sydney's oceans beaches 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. High chance of showers, becoming less likely this morning. 

Winds – S/SE 30 to 45 km/h.

Rainfall – 21mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 24oC

Swell – Easterly 2 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.6 metres at 12:06

Low tide – 0.4 metres at 18:24



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