Sydney ocean beaches




Sunday 19 August 2018

Issued at 8:00 AM

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

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Surf and swell conditions are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as rock fishing, boating, and swimming. The primary wave direction is from the south.
Gale wind warning.


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.

More information about this forecast


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. Slight chance of a shower with the chance of thunder this afternoon and evening. 

Winds – Winds W 20 to 35 km/h becoming SW 35 to 50 km/h from the late morning then decreasing to 30 to 40 km/h in the evening.

Rainfall – 1mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 17oC

Ocean temperature – 16oC

Swell – Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the afternoon, then increasing to 4 to 5 metres later in the evening.

High tide – 1.47 metres at 15:00

Low tide – 0.6 metres at 08:18



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