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Tides for Gladstone

High Fri 21:23 EST (4.5m)
Low Sat 03:50 EST (0.4m)
High Sat 09:45 EST (3.8m)
Low Sat 15:47 EST (0.3m)

forecast winds

Friday: SE 15/20 kts
Saturday: SE 20 kts
Sunday: SE/NE 20 kts
Monday: SE/NE 10/15 kts

forecast

Friday: SE 15/20 knots. Seas: 1.7 metres. Swell: ESE 1.0/1.5 metres through the Capricorn Channel. Saturday: SE 10/15 knots, reaching 20 knots in the north. Seas: 1.2/1.7 metres. Swell: ESE around 1.0 metre through the Capricorn Channel. Outlook Sunday: SE to NE 10/15 knots, reaching 20 knots at times in the north until early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: E'ly to 1.0 metre in the southern Capricorn Channel. Outlook Monday: SE to NE 10/15 knots. Seas: to 1.3 metres. Swell: E'ly to 1.0 metre in the southern Capricorn Channel.

Issued Fri 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 1.7m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, ESE

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