Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Cardwell
Tides for Townsville
forecast windsMonday: S/SW 64 kts
Tuesday: N/NE 64 kts
Above 64 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Winds tending south to southwesterly 25/33 knots inshore north of Townsville. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Outlook Tuesday: Above 64 knots expected due to Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Winds becoming north to northeasterly 25/33 knots during the evening. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 8m. Outlook Wednesday: Tropical System Location At 1:0 am EST Tropical Cyclone Debbie was located about 220 nautical miles east northeast of Townsville and 160 nautical miles northeast of Bowen. Centre located near 18.5S 150.6E. Recent movement has been towards the west southwest at 3 knots. Northerly 25/30 knots. Winds up to 40 knots possible depending on movement and development of Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Seas: Seas and swell exceeding 4m.Issued Mon 04:45 EST
Seas: Up to 8.0m
Swell: Up to 8.0m
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Hurricane Force Wind Warning Townsville & Mackay coasts & Great Barrier Reef Offshore. Gale Warning Cairns Coast. Strong Wind Capricornia
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Thousands of north Queenslanders are being evacuated as Cyclone Debbie bears down on the coast, bringing winds of up to 300 kilometres per hour and possibly a four-metre storm surge.
Evacuations have been ordered in coastal towns and communities in the Whitsundays and Burdekin regions in north Queensland as Tropical Cyclone Debbie bears down, with authorities warning of damaging tidal surges.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie continues to strengthen over the Coral Sea as Queensland residents prepare for destructive weather in the days ahead.