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Tides

Tides for Townsville

Low Fri 17:09 (1.6m)
High Fri 22:02 (2.5m)
Low Sat 03:54 (1.0m)
High Sat 11:02 (3.1m)

forecast winds

Friday: E/SE 15/20 kts
Saturday: E 10/15 kts
Sunday: E 15/20 kts

forecast

East to southeasterly 15/20 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Saturday: Easterly 10/15 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Easterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Fri 04:45 EST

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

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