Southern Harbours

Botany Bay

Lower Georges River

Port Hacking

Thursday 20 February 2020

Issued at 7:20 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at swimming sites in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking.

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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 in Botany Bay, lower Georges River and Port Hacking should be avoided for up to three days following 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.

* Please note water temperature in estuarine areas can be warmer in summer and cooler in winter than the reported ocean temperature.


Beach Conditions

Weather – Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a light shower. 

Winds – S/SW 15 to 20 km/h turning SE 20 to 30 km/h in the early afternoon then becoming light in the late evening.

Rainfall – 15mm in the previous 5 days.

Expected maximum temperature – 24oC

Ocean temperature – 23oC

Swell – Southerly 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2.5 to 3 metres during the morning.

High tide – 1.67 metres at 07:07

Low tide – 0.45 metres at 13:56



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