Three Melbourne Beaches CLOSED Today As The S***storm Stays
The weather in Melbourne is going to crank it right up over the next couple of days.
But we are being warned to still be careful over the next couple of days, especially when at the beach.
The Environment Protection Authority has marked the water quality at Sandridge, Mordialloc and Frankston Life Saving Club as ‘poor’ and advised beachgoers to avoid swimming.
Melbourne’s beaches have been closed for the last two days due to an increase of faecal matter in the water following Sunday’s storms. It means there is a risk of gastro or infection for swimmers.
#BeachReport forecast today: 33 beaches are rated FAIR and 3 beaches are rated POOR—Sandridge, Mordialloc and Frankston Life Saving Club.— EPA Victoria (@EPA_Victoria) February 7, 2017
All other Melbourne’s beaches have been rated as ‘fair’.According to the EPA, "Fair means that recreational water quality is good but could be affected by rainfall particularly if the beach is close to a stormwater outlet"
Swimmers are advised to keep an eye on the EPA's Yarra and Bay website for further updates.