Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: October 22, 2017

BEACHWATCH

A change overnight with lingering south winds easing off throughout the morning. Early shallow low tide and banks have improved at most beaches on the shorebreaks. Swell from the south-south-east at 1 to 1.5metres. Winds south-west to south turning south-east for the afternoon. Choppy conditions for the dawn patrol –  try the southern corners of Newcastle Beach and Merewether. The Cliff as the tide comes in. Shorebreaks at Stockton to be cleaner but smaller. To the south, Blacksmiths and Catho. Water still cool in at first and slightly murky after the rain. Water temperature is 17 degrees. 

- Dave Anderson

Boating

Winds: South to southwesterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots in the early afternoon.

Seas: Around one metre.

Swell: Southerly around one metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres.

Weather: Partly cloudy. 70 per cent chance of showers offshore north of Port Stephens, 50 per cent chance elsewhere. Chance of a thunderstorm.

Shipping

Arrivals

Yesterday: Solar Arion 5.45am, Penguin Arrow 6.48am, Corona Majesty 1.45pm, Tao Hua Hai 6.30pm.

Today: Thorco Royal 1am, Yuyo 2am, Chang Hang Fei Yue 8.15am, Spirit of Hoping 10.30am, La Briantais 11.45am, Cemtex Venture 12.45pm, Pistis 2.45pm, Shanghai Spirit 7.15pm, Toucan Arrow 8.45pm.

Departures

Yesterday: Ocean Master 10.15am, Corona Optimum 5pm, HMAS Maitland 9pm, Tachibana 9.30pm, Energia Centaurus 9.31pm.

Today: Cemtex Fortune 5am, Corona Majesty 9am, Sagar Moti 1.45pm, Penguin Arrow 8pm, Solar Arion 10.11pm, Tao Hua Hai 10.12pm.

Air quality

Wallsend: Good

Newcastle: Good

Beresfield: Good

Muswellbrook, Singleton: No data