Southern Harbours

Botany Bay

Lower Georges River

Port Hacking

Saturday 18 August 2018

Issued at 8:00 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at swimming sites in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking.

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Sydney Water has advised of a sewage overflow on 15 August 2018 into Port Hacking at Burraneer, which may affect areas around Darook Park and Hungry Point in Port Hacking. As a precaution, swimming should be avoided in this area due to the possibility of pollution. Contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90.


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 in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking should be avoided for up to three days following 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.

* Please note water temperature in estuarine areas can be warmer in summer and cooler in winter than the reported ocean temperature.


Beach Conditions

Weather – Mostly sunny. 

Winds – NW 20 to 30 km/h turning W 30 to 40 km/h in the early afternoon then decreasing to 25 to 35 km/h in the evening.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 5 days.

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 16oC

Swell – Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

High tide – 1.47 metres at 14:00

Low tide – 0.53 metres at 07:27



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