Illawarra ocean beaches




Tuesday 6 December 2022

Issued at 7:10 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at beaches in the Illawarra 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 Illawarra 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 – Partly cloudy. Medium chance of showers, becoming less likely in the early afternoon. 

Winds – S/SE 15 to 25 km/h tending E/SE in the late afternoon then becoming light in the evening.

Rainfall – 15mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 21oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, tending south to southeasterly 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then tending southerly 2 to 3 metres around midday.

High tide – 1.66 metres at 07:48

Low tide – 0.4 metres at 14:26



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