Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

BEACHWATCH

Swell to begin to ease off and should improve most beaches and not close out as much. Best to surf during the mornings clean conditions as the wind will go around to onshore later on. Swell has straightened up to the S/E at 1.5 to 2m. Winds from the West to S/W tending South. Tide running out to a late morning low and easier paddle out.Banks at South Bar,Cliff and Pogos. Try Flatrock and Merewether early. Burwood, Dudley and Catho to the south.One Mile and Fingal up at Port Stephens. Merewether has had some erosion and sweeps to the north with long deep gutters.Check the flags as some beaches may remain closed.Water Temps on 15C. – Dave Anderson

HUNTER BOATING

Winds West to southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore early in the morning. Winds tending south to southwesterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon. Seas 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon. Swell Southerly 2 to 3 metres. Weather Partly cloudy.

NEWCASTLE SHIPPING

ARRIVALS 

Yesterday: Pegasus Island, 10.06am; Key Future, 10.42am; Reihou, 12.55pm; Jp Caretta, 2pm; North Fortune, 3.28pm; Irongate, 6.45pm; Dyna Crane, 7.15pm; Luchow, 7.36pm; Asphalt Transporter, 9pm.

Today: Yuyo, 4am; Keoyang Orient, 6.45am; Mineral Stonehenge, 7.15am; Medi Palmarola, 11am; La Landrias, 11.30am; Orange Phenoix, 1.10pm.

DEPARTURES 

Yesterday: Formosabulk Clement, 3.06am; Suoh Pacific, 6.30am; Arpeggio, 7.09am; Hl Boryeong, 3.30pm; Star Vega, 3.56pm.

Today: Key Future, 2.30am; Jp Caretta, 5.30am; Reihou, 9am; Pegasus Island, 9.30am; North Fortune, 3pm; Yuyo, 9pm. 

AIR QUALITY

Wallsend Good Newcastle Good Beresfield Good Muswellbrook Good Singleton Good

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