Illawarra ocean beaches

Wollongong

Shellharbour

Kiama

Wednesday 19 December 2018

Issued at 7:30 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 – Cloudy. High chance of showers, most likely late this afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm during this afternoon and evening. 

Winds – Light.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 23oC

Ocean temperature – 22oC

Swell – Northeasterly around 1 metre.

High tide – 1.29 metres at 18:29

Low tide – 0.52 metres at 12:40

 

 

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