Sydney ocean beaches




Wednesday 26 February 2020

Issued at 7:10 AM

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 – Mostly sunny morning. Medium chance of showers and the chance of a gusty thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. 

Winds – N 15 to 25 km/h becoming NW in the morning, then shifting cooler and gusty S 35 to 55 km/h in the evening. May become NE 15 to 30 km/h in the afternoon ahead of the change.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 33oC

Ocean temperature – 24oC

Swell – Northeasterly below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.65 metres at 10:54

Low tide – 0.42 metres at 17:15



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