Southern Harbours

Botany Bay

Lower Georges River

Port Hacking

Sunday 27 September 2020

Issued at 7:40 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 in Cronulla on 25 September 2020 which may affect Port Hacking Bay at Salmon Haul Beach. As a precaution, swimming should be avoided at Salmon Haul Beach due to the possibility of pollution. Contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90 for details.


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 morning. Becoming cloudy in the afternoon. 

Winds – W/SW 15 to 25 km/h turning S/SE in the afternoon.

Rainfall – 10.5mm in the previous 5 days.

Expected maximum temperature – 18oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Southerly 2 to 3 metres.

High tide – 1.59 metres at 17:23

Low tide – 0.63 metres at 10:53



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