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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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.
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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