Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Friday 18 October 2019

Issued at 10:15 AM

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

Beach Conditions

Weather – Sunny. 

Winds – Light becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 24oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – South to southwesterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2 to 2.5 metres around midday.

High tide – 1.7 metres at 11:49

Low tide – 0.49 metres at 18:18



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