Newcastle Beachwatch with Dave Anderson: October 21, 2017

BEACH WATCH

Onshore weekend coming up and swell to peak on the morning’s high tide. Messy conditions with southern corners the best chance of a surf today. Swell still has east in its direction, to swing south at 1 to 1.5m. Winds from the south to south-south-east easing for Sunday. Tides low early. Check Nobbys bank and Cliff. Mattara Surf Classic looks like being held at Merewether. Smaller breaks in the corners of Stockton and Fingal at Port Stephens. Blacksmiths to the south. Sunday smaller and slightly cleaner. Poor swimming condition - ocean baths are the best option. Water temp 17C.

- Dave Anderson

HUNTER BOATING

Winds: Southerly 15 to 25 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening.

Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre around midday.

1st Swell: Southerly 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres during the morning.

2nd Swell: East to north-easterly around 1 metre.

Weather: Cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

NEWCASTLE SHIPPING

Arrivals

Yesterday: Corona Splendor, 2.40am; Shin Sekiyo, 4.10am; Marsgracht, 7.10am; Eigen, 7.56am; Shin Sanyo Maru, 12.35pm; Ocean Master, 1.45pm; Tenso, 2.41pm; Maasgracht, 4.30pm.

Today: Energia Centaurus, 12.15am; Cemtex Fortune, 10.45am; Corona Optimum, 2.15pm; Tachibana, 4pm; Corona Majesty, 11.59pm. 

Departures

Yesterday: Duke Orsino, 4.36am; Asphalt Transporter, 5.05am; Stellar Orchid, 8.40am; African Harrier, 9.55am; Corona Splendor, 7pm; Ningbo Seal, 7.15pm; Shin Sekiyo, 10pm.

Today: Eigen, 9.45am; Shin Sanyo Maru, 12.45pm; Tenso, 5.30pm; Marsgracht, 6.15pm; Ocean Master, 8.30pm.

AIR QUALITY

Wallsend Very good

Newcastle Good

Singleton, Beresfield, Muswellbrook No data available

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