Central Coast ocean beaches



Sunday 7 August 2022

Issued at 7:40 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Central Coast region.

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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 beaches in the Central Coast region should be avoided for up to one day after heavy rainfall or when lagoons are open 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 – Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the late morning and afternoon. 

Winds – W 15 to 25 km/h becoming light in the late afternoon.

Rainfall – 9mm in the previous 4 days.

Expected maximum temperature – 18oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Easterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Norah Head around midday.

High tide – 1.69 metres at 15:50

Low tide – 0.6 metres at 08:58



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