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Tides for Townsville

Low Thu 23:43 (1.3m)
High Fri 05:21 (2.9m)
Low Fri 12:14 (0.8m)
High Fri 18:25 (2.8m)

forecast winds

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

forecast

East to southeasterly 10/15 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore in the late afternoon with seabreezes. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: East to southeasterly 15/20 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon with seabreezes. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots, tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon with seabreezes. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Sunday: 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 Thu 15:50 EST

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

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