Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Issued at 7:00 AM

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

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Alert

Alert

For information on beach closures please contact relevant authorities such as local councils.

Gale wind warning.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, rock fishing and surfing.

Legend

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 les likely this afternoon and evening. 

Winds – SW 20 to 30 km/h.

Rainfall – 22.8mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 17oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – South to southeasterly 5 to 6 metres.

High tide – 1.57 metres at 16:25

Low tide – 0.66 metres at 09:42

 

 

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