Sydney Harbour

Middle Harbour | Nth Harbour | Port Jackson

Lane Cove River | Parramatta River

Thursday 28 May 2020

Issued at 8:00 AM

Rainfall data has been used to predict the likelihood of bacterial contamination at swimming sites in Sydney Harbour.

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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 Sydney Harbour should be avoided for up to three days following rainfall or for as long as stormwater is present.

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

Beach Conditions

Weather – Mostly sunny. Slight chance of a shower along the coastal fringe in the late afternoon and evening. 

Winds – W 15 to 20 km/h becoming light in the early afternoon then becoming SW 15 to 20 km/h in the late afternoon.

Rainfall – 66.5mm in the previous 4 days.

Expected maximum temperature – 22oC

Ocean temperature – 20oC

Swell – Below 1 metre.

High tide – 1.31 metres at 12:36

Low tide – 0.75 metres at 18:02



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