Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for CardwellLow Sat 04:59 EST (1.1m)
High Sat 10:28 EST (2.6m)
Low Sat 16:33 EST (0.6m)
High Sat 23:18 EST (3.5m)
Tides for TownsvilleLow Sat 05:06 EST (1.1m)
High Sat 10:16 EST (2.7m)
Low Sat 16:17 EST (0.6m)
High Sat 23:03 EST (3.5m)
forecast windsSaturday: SE 25 kts
Sunday: SE 15/20 kts
Monday: SE 15/20 kts
Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore early in the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres later in the evening. Outlook Monday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to southeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.Issued Fri 15:50 EST
Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, ESE
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