Illawarra ocean beaches

Wollongong

Shellharbour

Kiama

Thursday 24 October 2019

Issued at 7:10 AM

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

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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 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 – Mostly sunny. Early fog patches. 

Winds – Light becoming NE/SE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 24oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Northeasterly around 1 metre.

High tide – 1.63 metres at 17:49

Low tide – 0.52 metres at 11:30

 

 

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