Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Saturday, February 24, 2018

BEACH WATCH

Get in early before the seabreeze starts to get up. Not a great deal of quality again with most breaks having no protection from the wind. Swell still has some East in it's direction at 1 to 1.5m.

Wind from the North the N/E and freshening by the afternoon.

Tides going low late morning with Newcastle Beach, Dixon and Pogos the better options. Redhead, Frenchmans and Birdie to the south. Birubi and Seals rocks to the north.

Sunday morning looking offshore. Only swim at patrolled beaches in the flagged areas. Sweeps are running to the southern corners. Water  22C.

- Dave Anderson

HUNTER BOATING

Winds North to northeasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore during the afternoon and evening.

Seas 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 1st Swell: Northeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres. 2nd Swell: Southeasterly around 1 metre.

Weather Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and early evening.

NEWCASTLE SHIPPING

Arrivals 

Yesterday: Tenso, 12.18am; FPMC B Luck, 8.12am; SBI Capoeira, 10.35am; UBC Canada, 4.06pm; Wincanton, 4.30pm; Matisse, 8pm. 

Today: United Halo, 4am; Century Wave, 5am; Elisabeth Oldendorff, 6.45am; Mariolina De Carlini, 8am; Ocean Prometheus, 8.45am; Oslo Bulk 5, 1.45pm; Golden Ace, 2.15pm; Maersk Marmara, 2.45pm; Ya Tai 2, 5pm; Shoyo, 5.30pm; Hyundai Samcheonpo, 7.30pm; Belle Rose, 8pm; Ivs Sunbird, 10.15pm; Sincere Pisces, 11pm.

Departures 

Yesterday: Sti Onyx, 3.17am; Azul Integra, 7.58am; Olympic Glory, 12.45pm; Berge Hakodate, 1.52pm; Tenso, 9.45pm.

Today: Castellani,1am; Anangel Vision, 2.03am; Teizan, 3am; Helveita, 6am; Sonja, 9am; Matisse, 11.30am; UBC Canada, 12pm; Pacific Venture, 12.15pm; SBI Capoeira, 12.30pm; FPMC B Luck, 3.30pm; Wincanton, 9.15pm.

AIR QUALITY

Newcastle Good Wallsend Good Beresfield Good Muswellbrook Good Singleton Very Good

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