Upper East Marine Weather Overview
Tides for Launceston
forecast windsThursday: W/SW 15/20 kts
Friday: N/NW 15/20 kts
Saturday: NW 15/25 kts
Thursday: West to southwesterly 15/20 knots turning southerly in the early afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore around midday. Friday: South to southwesterly 10/15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots in the morning then north to northwesterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres. Swell: Southerly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres offshore. Outlook Saturday: Northwesterly 15/25 knots turning southwesterly during the morning. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres offshore. Swell: South to southwesterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1/2 metres offshore during the afternoon or evening.Issued Thu 10:00 EDT
Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, S
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Hundreds of thousands of school kids have been sent home as ex-Cyclone Debbie nears south-east Queensland, bringing flash flooding with more than a month's worth of rain in a single day.
Emergency services says 40 people who were stranded on the roofs of their flooded houses in the north Queensland city of Mackay are now safe and well.
Heavy rain is wreaking havoc across Queensland today as the remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie move through the south-east.