Illawarra ocean beaches




Thursday 23 January 2020

Issued at 7:00 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Illawarra 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 Illawarra 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 – Hot. Mostly sunny morning. Areas of dust haze possible this afternoon and evening. Medium chance of showers and the chance of a gusty thunderstorm late this afternoon and evening. 

Winds – N 30 to 45 km/h turning W 35 to 50 km/h in the evening.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 39oC

Ocean temperature – 25oC

Swell – Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres.

High tide – 1.74 metres at 08:07

Low tide – 0.3 metres at 14:57



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