Illawarra ocean beaches




Monday 4 July 2022

Issued at 12:30 PM

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

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Gale wind warning.

Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, rock fishing and surfing.

For information on beach closures please contact relevant authorities such as local councils.


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 – Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm. 

Winds – S 35 to 55 km/h.

Rainfall – 45mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 15oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Southeasterly 3 metres, increasing to 3 to 4 metres north of Point Perpendicular.

High tide – 1.23 metres at 11:58

Low tide – 0.7 metres at 17:17



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