Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Monday 28 November 2022

Issued at 7:10 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 – Partly cloudy. High chance of showers, becoming less likely in the early evening. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. 

Winds – Light becoming E/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the middle of the day then becoming light in the late evening.

Rainfall – 3.8mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 24oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Southerly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore south of Norah Head during the morning.

High tide – 1.92 metres at 12:27

Low tide – 0.32 metres at 19:25



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