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Tides for Cardwell

High Thu 20:53 EST (3.6m)
Low Fri 03:14 EST (0.9m)
High Fri 08:42 EST (2.9m)
Low Fri 14:54 EST (0.2m)

Tides for Townsville

High Thu 20:39 EST (3.6m)
Low Fri 03:16 EST (0.9m)
High Fri 08:22 EST (2.9m)
Low Fri 14:37 EST (0.3m)

forecast winds

Thursday: SE 20/25 kts
Friday: SE 25 kts
Saturday: SE 15/20 kts

forecast

Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green early in the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.

Issued Thu 10:00 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, E

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12:45 EST

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11:28 EST

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