Sydney ocean beaches




Sunday 16 December 2018

Issued at 10:25 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 – Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, most likely in the afternoon and evening, with the risk of a thunderstorm. 

Winds – N/NE 15 to 20 km/h increasing to 20 to 30 km/h in the afternoon.

Rainfall – 22.5mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 29oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Northeasterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres.

High tide – 1.38 metres at 15:31

Low tide – 0.76 metres at 09:25



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