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Tides for Cardwell

High Wed 11:52 EST (2.8m)
Low Wed 17:52 EST (1.1m)
High Thu 00:03 EST (2.8m)
Low Thu 06:50 EST (1.0m)

Tides for Townsville

High Wed 11:38 EST (2.9m)
Low Wed 18:01 EST (1.2m)
High Wed 23:47 EST (2.8m)
Low Thu 06:59 EST (1.0m)

forecast winds

Wednesday: N/NE 10/15 kts
Thursday: NW 15/20 kts
Friday: S/SE 15/20 kts


Wednesday: North to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Thursday: Northerly 10/15 knots turning northwesterly 15/20 knots during the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres in the afternoon. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: West to southwesterly 10/15 knots shifting south to southeasterly 15/20 knots during the morning and southeast to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres inside the reef during the morning. Swell: Below 0.5 metres.

Issued Wed 10:00 EST

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

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Weather News

Shoalhaven Council defends its handling of floods

10:56 EST

Shoalhaven Council is staunchly defending its management of local waterways during floods across the region in August.

Producers urged to keep an eye out for poisonous pimelea

10:39 EST

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Drought-stricken Queensland endures dry, warm winter

10:29 EST

Queensland has just come out of a much warmer and drier winter than normal, with much of the drought-stricken state receiving almost no rain for the whole season, according to the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM).