Illawarra ocean beaches




Friday 19 October 2018

Issued at 1:00 PM

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

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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.

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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. Patchy fog in the north early this morning. 

Winds – Light becoming W/NW 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

Rainfall – 31mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 24oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Northeasterly 2 metres, decreasing to 1.5 metres by early evening.

High tide – 1.38 metres at 17:27

Low tide – 0.68 metres at 11:06



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