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Tides

Tides for Townsville

Low Wed 10:29 (1.0m)
High Wed 16:23 (2.4m)
Low Wed 22:27 (1.4m)
High Thu 04:26 (3.0m)

forecast winds

Wednesday: SE 20 kts
Thursday: SE 10/15 kts
Friday: SE 15/20 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning and early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Issued Wed 04:45 EST

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

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