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Saturday: S 25 kts
Sunday: S/SW 34 kts
Tuesday: SW 64 kts

forecast

Saturday: Southerly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef. Sunday: Southerly 20/25 knots, tending south to southwesterly 25/33 knots south of Cairns. Winds above 34 knots possible south of Cairns depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m. Outlook Monday: Above 48 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 6m. Outlook Tuesday: Tropical System Location At 10:0 am EST Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 355 nautical miles east of Cairns and 310 nautical miles east northeast of Townsville. Centre located near 17.4S 151.9E. Recent movement has been towards the southwest at 5 knots. Above 64 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m.

Issued Sat 15:56 EST

Seas: Up to 4.0m
Swell: Up to 4.0m

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Cyclone Debbie could hit north Queensland as category five, Bureau of Meteorology warns

17:02 EDT

A cyclone off northern Queensland could intensify to category five by the time it crosses the coast somewhere between Cardwell and Bowen, near Townsville, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has warned.

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13:50 EDT

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12:37 EDT

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