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Tides for Townsville

Low Wed 00:11 (1.0m)
High Wed 06:12 (3.5m)
Low Wed 12:59 (0.8m)
High Wed 18:42 (3.0m)

forecast winds

Tuesday: SE 20 kts
Wednesday: Sea breeze 10/15 kts
Thursday: Sea breeze 10/15 kts
Friday: SE/SW 10/15 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots at times offshore. Inshore east to northeasterly seabreezes 10/15 knots during the late afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: South to southeasterly 10/15 knots, tending east to southeasterly from late morning. Inshore afternoon east to northeasterly seabreezes 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Variable about 10 knots. Inshore afternoon east to northeasterly seabreezes 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Variable about 10 knots becoming southeast to southwesterly 10/15 knots during the day then tending northeast to southeasterly during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Tue 15:53 EST

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

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Weather News

ANZAC Day forecast

11:33 EST

What will the weather be like for dawn services and ANZAC Day marches in Australia's capital cities? Brisbane will be dry with light winds at dawn and the day should stay rain-free, with only the slight chance of a light shower or two.

Perth rainfall is higher than Melbourne, Hobart, London despite reputation for sunny beaches

10:32 EST

Perth may be best known for its idyllic beaches and sunny skies, but the West Australian capital sees more rain than Melbourne, Hobart and London — cities often associated with gloomy, wet weather.

Corals build 'cloud umbrellas' to help keep cool under blazing sun, study says

10:04 EST

Australian researchers have found corals build "cloud umbrellas" to protect themselves from the scorching sun, and say coral loss through bleaching events could have wider ramifications for weather and agricultural production along the Queensland coast.