Southern Harbours

Botany Bay

Lower Georges River

Port Hacking

Monday 5 December 2022

Issued at 7:15 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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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 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 day. The chance of fog in the W early this morning. Medium chance of showers late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening, possibly severe. 

Winds – N/NE 15 to 25 km/h shifting S 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening.

Rainfall – 1.5mm in the previous 5 days.

Expected maximum temperature – 29oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.67 metres at 07:07

Low tide – 0.49 metres at 13:37



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