Illawarra ocean beaches

Wollongong

Shellharbour

Kiama

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Issued at 12:00 PM

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 – Partly cloudy. Areas of fog about early this morning. Slight chance of a light shower in the morning and early afternoon. 

Winds – Light becoming NE 15 to 25 km/h in the early afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 21oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Southerly around 1 metre.

High tide – 1.81 metres at 11:37

Low tide – 0.2 metres at 18:18

 

 

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