Sydney ocean beaches




Monday 10 August 2020

Issued at 7:35 AM

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

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Gale wind warning.
Large and powerful surf conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, rock fishing and surfing.


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 – Cloudy. Very high chance of showers during the morning and afternoon. 

Winds – S 30 to 45 km/h, reaching up to 60 km/h near the coast in the morning.

Rainfall – 42mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 15oC

Ocean temperature – 17oC

Swell – Southerly 2 to 3 metres.

High tide – 1.38 metres at 12:47

Low tide – 0.7 metres at 18:46



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