Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Beach and surf conditions to be a right off today as a small low pressure forms just off the coast. Surf to increase through out the afternoon. Swell a combination of S/E and South at 1.5 to 2.5m. Wind South to S/E strengthening mid morning. Heavy rain to cause erosion in front of stormwater pipes and should see new banks form. Tides low early and mid day high. No protection locally with Seals Rocks an option to the north. Beaches will probably close as conditions deteriorate with sweeps to the north and dangerous on rocks. Water temps 24C.


Winds Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots, reaching 25 to 33 knots at times during the day.

Seas 2 to 3 metres. 1st Swell: Easterly 1 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres during the afternoon. 2nd Swell: Southerly 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres during the morning.

Weather Cloudy. Near 100% chance of rain. Rain heavy at times. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Caution Large and powerful surf conditions in the afternoon and evening are expected to be hazardous for coastal activities such as crossing bars by boat and rock fishing.



Yesterday: Tai Keystone, 1.06am; Gloriosa Lily, 9.50am; Gl La Paz, 1.52pm; Sea Marathon, 3.18pm; Corona Power, 6pm; White Rose, 8.45pm; Tiger East, 11.45pm.

Today: Mandarin Arrow, 5am; Pan Dangjin, 8.15am; Double Fantasy, 12.01pm; Damgracht, 5.30pm; Indus Fortune, 6.45pm; Clipper Nassau, 9pm.


Yesterday: Golden Ace, 3.55am; Densa Seal, 7am; Linda Hope, 10.30am; Shin Sekiyo, 4.40pm; Tai Keystone, 7.30pm; Silver Road, 10.05pm.

Today: Gl La Paz, 7am; Corona Power, 10.15am; Gloriosa Lily, 10.24am; Sea Marathon, 1.15pm; Molengracht, 2.15pm; Wincanton, 4pm.


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