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Tides for Bowen

Low Mon 10:37 EST (1.4m)
High Mon 16:37 EST (2.3m)
Low Mon 22:58 EST (0.9m)
High Tue 05:48 EST (2.8m)

Tides for Mackay

Low Mon 10:44 EST (1.9m)
High Mon 16:47 EST (4.4m)
Low Mon 23:16 EST (1.5m)
High Tue 05:48 EST (4.9m)

forecast winds

Monday: NW/NE 10/15 kts
Tuesday: E/SE 10 kts
Wednesday: NW/NE 10/15 kts


Variable about 10 knots becoming northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots inshore in the middle of the day. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres offshore, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon, then increasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Outlook Tuesday: Variable about 10 knots. Afternoon seabreezes inshore. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre offshore. Outlook Wednesday: Northwesterly about 10 knots tending northwest to northeasterly 10/15 knots during the morning then tending east to northeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the evening. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Issued Mon 04:45 EST

Seas: Up to 1.0m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, E

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08:38 EDT

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Farmers helping farmers: grain grower donates road train load of hay to western Queensland graziers

08:26 EDT

Three years of drought has hit western Queensland hard, but acts of kindness and generosity have provided relief in the midst of hard times.

Another bout of heat for Perth

16:16 EDT

Another bout of heat for Perth Perth has finally cooled down to about average summer levels over the last few days, and is on track to heat up to a balmy 32 degrees today.