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Tides

Tides for Townsville

High Wed 00:20 (2.5m)
Low Wed 05:43 (1.7m)
High Wed 12:26 (2.7m)
Low Wed 20:07 (1.6m)

forecast winds

Tuesday: E/NE increasing 10/15 kts
Wednesday: NE 10/15 kts
Thursday: E/NE 10/15 kts
Friday: N 10/15 kts

forecast

East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots in the late evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Wednesday: Northeasterly 10/15 knots turning east to northeast during the early afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending north to northeasterly in the late afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef around midday. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Northerly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Tue 15:50 EST

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

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