Hunter ocean beaches

Port Stephens Council

Newcastle City Council

Lake Macquarie City Council

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Issued at 2:00 PM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Hunter region.

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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.

More information about this forecast

 

As a general precaution, swimming at beaches in the Hunter region 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 – Sunny. 

Winds – NW 30 to 45 km/h.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 25oC

Ocean temperature – 18oC

Swell – Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.

High tide – 1.61 metres at 11:29.

Low tide – 0.48 metres at 17:22.

 

 

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