Sydney ocean beaches




Friday 23 August 2019

Issued at 7:25 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.


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 – Sunny. 

Winds – Light becoming N 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon.

Rainfall – 0mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 19oC

Ocean temperature – 16oC

Swell – Southerly 4 to 6 metres, decreasing to 3 to 4 metres around midday.

High tide – 1.43 metres at 13:31

Low tide – 0.67 metres at 19:51



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