Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Saturday 4 April 2020

Issued at 7:30 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. Very high chance of rain and the chance of a thunderstorm this afternoon and evening. 

Winds – N/NW 25 to 35 km/h.

Rainfall – 9.2mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 27oC

Ocean temperature – 23oC

Swell – East to northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.

High tide – 1.35 metres at 17:46

Low tide – 0.58 metres at 11:32



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