Sydney ocean beaches




Wednesday 18 January 2017

Issued at 7:30 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.

More information about this forecast


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 – Hot. Sunny morning. Medium (50%) chance of showers, most likely in the early afternoon and then late in the evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the early afternoon. 

Winds – NW 15 to 25 km/h shifting S/SE 25 to 40 km/h in the middle of the day then decreasing to 20 to 25 km/h in the late evening.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours

Expected maximum temperature – 37oC

Ocean temperature – 21oC

Swell – Southerly around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 metres around midday.

High tide – 1.49 metres at 13:23

Low tide – 0.62 metres at 07:17



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