Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: Friday, December 14, 2018

SWISH: Guss Chaffe at Dixon Park on Thursday. Picture: Dave AndersonBest to get in early as there is likely to be freshening onshore winds through out the day. Not much of an increase in swell which will start to straighten up. Gutters beginning to form as beaches sand up. Swell a combination of N/E to S/E at 1m. Wind light from North then picking up from the N/E. Tides running out for the dawn patrollers with banks at Newcastle Beach, South Bar and Pogos. Bar Beach on the afternoon high. Boxy and Birubi up at Port Stephens. Redhead, Catho and Moonie to the south. There is some kelp at Nobbys with slight sweeps to the south. Listen out for lifeguards and swim in flags. Water temp 20C. –Dave Anderson

Hunter BoatingWindsNortheasterly 15 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots early in the morning and again in the evening.Seas1.5 to 2.5 metres.SwellNortheasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1.5 metres around midday.WeatherPartly cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning and afternoon.

Newcastle ShippingARRIVALS

Yesterday:Corona Lions, 5.56am; Striggla, 10.30am; Clory Navigator, 10.48am; Corona Wisdom, 4pm; Kg Coen, 8pm.

Today:Brilliant Century, 1.45am; United Dignity, 5.30am; Stolt Stream, 12.30pm; Spirit of Ho-ping, 1pm; Anangel Destiny, 3.15pm; TahoEurope, 4pm; Indus Prosperity, 5.45pm; Corona Infinity, 8.15pm; Suikai, 11.15pm.


Yesterday: Palma Bulker, 1.55pm; Akatsuki, 2.48pm; Ninghai, 11.45pm.Today:Corona Lions, 12.30am; Glory Navigator, 3.15am; High Trader, 7am; Striggla, 8.30am; Alam Setia, 10am; Corona Wisdom, 11am; Brilliant Century, 9.45pm.

AIR QUALITYNewcastle Good Wallsend Good Beresfield Good Singleton Very good Muswellbrook Very good

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