Illawarra ocean beaches




Saturday 16 February 2019

Issued at 10:00 AM

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

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Sydney Water has advised of a sewage overflow in Kiama on 13 February 2019 which may affect Easts Beach. As a precaution, swimming should be avoided at Easts Beach due to the possibility of pollution. Contact Sydney Water on 13 20 90 for details.


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 – Partly cloudy. 

Winds – Light becoming NE 15 to 20 km/h in the early afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 24oC

Ocean temperature – 24oC

Swell – Easterly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.23 metres at 18:48

Low tide – 0.37 metres at 12:52



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