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Saturday: S/SE increasing 25/33 kts
Sunday: S/SE increasing 33/40 kts


Saturday: South to southeasterly 20/25 knots, increasing to 25/33 knots during the afternoon and evening mostly offshore. Seas: 2/3 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef. Sunday: South to southeasterly 25/33 knots, increasing to 33/40 knots in southern offshore waters. Winds above 48 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 6m. Outlook Monday: Tropical System Location At 4:0 am EST a Tropical Low was located about 335 nautical miles east northeast of Townsville and 370 nautical miles east of Cairns. Centre located near 17.0S 152.2E. Recent movement has been towards the southeast at 2 knots. Above 64 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Low. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m.

Issued Sat 10:00 EST

Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, E

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Cyclone threat intensifies for Townsville as tropical low tracks toward the north Queensland city

11:01 EDT

A tropical low off the north Queensland coast is tracking towards Townsville and could cross the coast as a category four cyclone early next week, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is warning.

Category four cyclone possible for north Queensland as tropical low strengthens: BOM

11:00 EDT

A tropical low brewing 600 kilometres north-east of the Queensland coast could make landfall somewhere between Cairns and Townsville early next week as a category four cyclone or higher, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) says.

Cyclone brewing in north Queensland prompting new residents to prepare early

16:26 EDT

Cyclone preparation comes second nature to many north Queenslanders.