Despite a couple of rainy days ahead the hot weather is set to continue for some time which means many people will be heading to the beach.
The good news is that East Yorkshire’s beaches are safe to swim in but there is one area further north you might want to avoid.
The latest information from the Environment Agency shows Scarborough South Bay beach is not safe to swim in.
The water quality at this beach is classed as poor and ‘bathing is not advised’.
The Environment Agency says: “This bathing water is subject to short term pollution. Short term pollution is caused when heavy rainfall washes faecal material into the sea from livestock, sewage and urban drainage via rivers and streams.
“At this site the risk of encountering reduced water quality increases after rainfall and typically returns to normal after 1-3 days.
“17 warnings advising against swimming due to an increase risk of short term pollution were issued in 2017 for Scarborough South Bay bathing water.
“These warnings were issued because of the effects of heavy rain on the water quality.”
Hull heatwave 2018
But in East Yorkshire, there were no such problems for our beaches with all rated good while Danes Dyke and Tunstall both rated excellent.
Anyone wishing to head south to Lincolnshire can also enjoy clean bathing water at Cleethorpes while Mablethorpe and the beaches immediately south of the resort all have excellent ratings.
How do you know if a beach is safe to swim at?
The Environment Agency collects water quality data each year from May to September, to ensure that designated bathing water sites on the coast and inland are safe and clean for swimming and other activities.
Annual ratings classify each site as excellent, good, sufficient or poor based on measurements taken over a period of up to four years.
Here are the Bathing Water Quality classifications from the Environment Agency for every beach in East Yorkshire:
Flamborough South Landing
Bridlington North Beach
Bridlington South Beach
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