Illawarra ocean beaches




Wednesday 23 June 2021

Issued at 8:55 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 – Partly cloudy with increasing high cloud. Patchy morning fog. 

Winds – Light.

Rainfall – 2mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 19oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

High tide – 1.95 metres at 19:00

Low tide – 0.41 metres at 12:24



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