Sydney ocean beaches




Saturday 22 October 2016

Issued at 12:30 PM

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 morning with some afternoon sunny periods. High (80%) chance of rain this morning, easing to a slight (30%) chance of a shower this afternoon and evening. 

Winds – N/NW 25 to 35 km/h shifting S/SW in the morning then tending W/SW 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day.

Rainfall – 3mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 21oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.

High tide – 1.64 metres at 14:11.

Low tide – 0.57 metres at 07:45.



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