Sydney ocean beaches




Sunday 26 February 2017

Issued at 10:10 AM

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

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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. Very high (90%) chance of showers, heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm. 

Winds – S 15 to 20 km/h reaching 30 km/h near the coast, turning E/SE during the afternoon or evening.

Rainfall – 69mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 24oC

Swell – Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending south to southeasterly 1.5 metres by early evening.

High tide – 1.8 metres at 09:00

Low tide – 0.28 metres at 15:30



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