Sydney ocean beaches




Saturday 24 October 2020

Issued at 7:20 AM

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

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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.
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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 – Cloudy. Very high chance of showers, most likely this afternoon and tonight. The chance of a thunderstorm, possibly severe. 

Winds – N 15 to 25 km/h increasing to 25 to 35 km/h during the day then shifting gusty S 30 to 45 km/h in the late evening and possibly reaching 50 km/h.

Rainfall – 6mm in the previous 24 hours.

Expected maximum temperature – 26oC

Ocean temperature – 19oC

Swell – Northeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres in the afternoon.

High tide – 1.53 metres at 15:44

Low tide – 0.73 metres at 09:09



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