Illawarra ocean beaches

Wollongong

Shellharbour

Kiama

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Issued at 12:50 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 – Cloudy. Very high (near 100%) chance of rain, becoming less likely this evening. 

Winds – S/SW 20 to 30 km/h tending S/SE in the middle of the day.

Rainfall – 22mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 15oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Northeasterly below 1 metre, tending southeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres around midday.

High tide – 1.44 metres at 10:00

Low tide – 0.42 metres at 16:02

 

 

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