Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Friday, January 12, 2018

BEACH WATCH

High pressure system in the Tasman causing a onshore wind flow which will freshen by the afternoon. Conditions remain very small and the early high to fill most breaks.

Swell from the S/E to South at 0.5 to 1m. Wind North to N/E.

First up won't have much on offer so wait for tide to start to run out. Shorebreaks at Newcastle Beach, South Bar and Dixon. Redhead, Hams and Catho to the south. Along the beach at Birubi and Samurai up at Port Stephens.

Swimming conditions are okay in with a warm current about. Stick to the flagged areas if going in. Water temps on 22C.

‚Äč- Dave Anderson

HUNTER BOATING

Winds

Northeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 25 knots south of Port Stephens in the evening.

Seas

1 to 2 metres.

Swell

South to southeasterly around 1 metre inshore, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres offshore.

Weather

Cloudy.

NEWCASTLE SHIPPING

Arrivals

Yesterday: Tiger Lily, 12.12am; Flag Zannis, 7am; Aal Shanghai, 12.66pm; Tenso, 4.36pm; Hl Shikoku, 5.15pm; Castellani, 8pm; Paulo Topic, 9pm.

Today: Golden Unity, 12.01am; Wincanton, 1am; Noshiro Maru, 3.45am; Diana, 4.30am; Ttm Hope, 7.15am; Hyundai Komipo, 8.15am; Belle Rose, 12pm; Corona Horizon, 3pm; C. Utopia, 7pm; Centurion, 11.15pm. 


Departures
 

Yesterday: Wangaratta, 1am; Ocean Sapphire, 7.51am; Glory Atlantic, 11pm.

Today: Flag Zannis, 2.15am; Nord Crux, 2.30am; NSU Responsibility, 5.36am; Tiger Lily, 11am; Hl Shikoku, 1pm; African Toucan, 2pm; Castellani, 5.30pm; Golden Unity, 8pm; Noshiro Maru, 9.15pm; Diana, 10.15pm.

AIR QUALITY

Wallsend Good

Newcastle Good

Beresfield Good

Muswellbrook Good

Singleton Good