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Tides for Townsville

Low Thu 23:53 (1.1m)
High Fri 05:22 (2.3m)
Low Fri 11:25 (1.0m)
High Fri 18:02 (3.3m)

forecast winds

Thursday: E/NE 10/15 kts
Friday: E/NE increasing 15 kts
Saturday: NE 10/15 kts
Sunday: Sea breeze 20 kts


East to southeasterly about 10 knots. Inshore afternoon seabreezes tending east to northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 0.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly about 10 knots increasing up to 15 knots inshore during the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Northerly about 10 knots becoming variable below 10 knots in the early morning, then tending northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10/15 knots during the morning. East to northeasterly seabreezes inshore in the afternoon, reaching up to 20 knots east of Cape Cleveland. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Thu 15:50 EST

Seas: Up to 0.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ENE

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