Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

BEACHWATCH

Wind to start offshore and will gradually work it's way around to the south by late afternoon. 

Conditions best on the lower tides as the high is still filling most beaches.

Swell from the South at around 1m. Winds moderate N/W to West turning S/W to South.

First up the tide is low and suiting the bank at Divider, South Bar and Merewether. Bar Reef and Flatrock on high. Burwood, Dudley and Fraser to the south. Samurai and One Mile up at Port Stephens.

Swimming conditions remain calm and fresh in with shorebreaks sanded up. 

Only swim in the flagged areas of the patrolled beaches. Water temp 16C.

- Dave Anderson

HUNTER BOATING

  • Winds: Westerly 15 to 20 knots shifting south to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
  • Seas: 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre by early evening.
  • Swell: Southerly around 1 metre.
  • Weather: Mostly sunny.

NEWCASTLE SHIPPING

ARRIVALS 

Yesterday: Wincanton, 8.36am; Marianne Stoeger, 12.46pm; Prt Kaho, 5.45pm.

Today: Star Lydia, 12.30am; Atlas B, 5.30am; Cape Vangaurd, 7am; Victoria May, 11am; Merwedegracht, 11.45am; Brilliant Century, 7.45pm. 

DEPARTURES

Yesterday: Penghu Sw, 5.55am; Kashima Maru, 8.46pm; United Adventure, 8.47pm; Energia Centaurus, 10.46pm. 

Today: ​Last Tycoon, 1am; China Friendship, 2am; Marianne Stoeger, 4.15am; Wincanton, 10am; Star Lydia, 6.15pm; Atlas B, 11.30pm. 

AIR QUALITY

  • Wallsend Good
  • Newcastle Good
  • Beresfield Good
  • Muswellbrook Good
  • Singleton Fair

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