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Tides for Townsville

High Thu 23:56 (3.1m)
Low Fri 06:59 (1.7m)
High Fri 11:47 (2.4m)
Low Fri 18:32 (1.3m)

forecast winds

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

forecast

Southeasterly 15/20 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore south of Lucinda until evening. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots tending south to southeasterly 10/15 knots inshore until late morning. Inshore east to northeasterly 15/20 knot seabreezes developing early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the evening. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Thu 15:50 EST

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

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