Illawarra ocean beaches




Monday 17 January 2022

Issued at 9:30 AM

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

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For information on beach closures please contact relevant authorities such as local councils.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, rock fishing and surfing.

Sydney Water has advised of a sewage overflow in Barrack Point on 13 January 2022 which may affect Blacks Beach. As a precaution, swimming should be avoided at Blacks Beach due to the possibility of pollution. Contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90 for details.


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. Slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. 

Winds – Light winds.

Rainfall – 0.5mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 28oC

Ocean temperature – 24oC

Swell – Easterly 1.5 to 2 metres.

High tide – 1.7 metres at 08:47

Low tide – 0.34 metres at 15:37



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