Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Monday 20 August 2018

Issued at 7:05 AM

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

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Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.
Gale wind warning for the coast.


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 – SW 25 to 35 km/h tending W 15 to 20 km/h in the evening then becoming light in the late evening.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 15oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Southerly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 3 to 4 metres during the afternoon.

High tide – 1.54 metres at 16:03.

Low tide – 0.68 metres at 09:12.



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