Sydney ocean beaches




Tuesday 20 October 2020

Issued at 12:00 PM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at Sydney's ocean beaches.

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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 Sydney's oceans beaches 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 – Generally cloudy, although with some sunnier periods possible this afternoon. Medium chance of showers in the morning and early afternoon. 

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

Rainfall – 14mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 22oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Southerly around 1 metre.

High tide – 1.87 metres at 11:39

Low tide – 0.25 metres at 18:16



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