Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Issued at 10:20 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 – Cloudy. High chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. 

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

Rainfall – 4mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 22oC

Swell – East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.68 metres at 12:11

Low tide – 0.49 metres at 18:59



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