Capricornia Marine Weather Overview
Tides for GladstoneHigh Wed 14:24 EST (3.5m)
Low Wed 20:21 EST (1.3m)
High Thu 02:41 EST (3.6m)
Low Thu 09:11 EST (0.9m)
forecast windsWednesday: SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: SE 20/25 kts
Friday: E 15/25 kts
Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore south of Agnes Water. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Friday: Easterly 15/25 knots turning north to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the evening. Seas: 1/2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon or evening. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore southern waters.Issued Wed 04:45 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ESE
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