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Tides for Cardwell

High Wed 00:33 EST (3.0m)
Low Wed 07:38 EST (1.1m)
High Wed 13:30 EST (2.5m)
Low Wed 19:24 EST (1.4m)

Tides for Townsville

High Wed 00:17 EST (3.0m)
Low Wed 07:39 EST (1.0m)
High Wed 13:13 EST (2.5m)
Low Wed 19:34 EST (1.4m)

forecast winds

Tuesday: E/SE 10/15 kts
Wednesday: SE 25 kts
Thursday: S/SE 15/20 kts
Friday: SE 15/20 kts

forecast

Tuesday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Wednesday: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15/20 knots early in the morning. Winds reaching up to 25 knots offshore south of Cape Bowling Green in the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore later in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Thursday: South to southeasterly 15/20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre.

Issued Tue 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 2.0m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, E

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