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Tides for Cardwell

Low Thu 02:39 EST (1.0m)
High Thu 08:00 EST (2.8m)
Low Thu 14:15 EST (0.3m)
High Thu 20:53 EST (3.6m)

Tides for Townsville

Low Thu 02:41 EST (1.0m)
High Thu 07:38 EST (2.8m)
Low Thu 13:59 EST (0.3m)
High Thu 20:39 EST (3.6m)

forecast winds

Wednesday: SE 25/30 kts
Thursday: SE 30 kts
Friday: SE 15/20 kts
Saturday: SE 15/20 kts

forecast

Wednesday: Southeasterly 25/30 knots. Seas: 1.5/2 metres, increasing to 2/3 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore north of Cape Bowling Green early in the morning. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre around midday. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Issued Wed 22:00 EST

Seas: Up to 3.0m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, E

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