Marine Weather

Step 1.  Select a state     Step 2. Select a district

Tropical Waters Marine Weather Overview

Swell height  Swell height warning  Districts with warnings Wind Icon  3pm forecast wind

Tides

Tides for Townsville

High Tue 04:01 (2.6m)
Low Tue 11:16 (1.3m)
High Tue 17:08 (2.2m)
Low Tue 22:53 (1.7m)

forecast winds

Monday: SE 25/30 kts
Tuesday: SE 20/25 kts
Wednesday: SE 15/20 kts
Thursday: SE increasing 25/30 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 20/25 knots, reaching 25/30 knots at times offshore east of Townsville. Inshore winds tending east to northeasterly 10/15 knots in the afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Tuesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Inshore winds tending more southerly 10/15 knots in the morning, then east to northeasterly 15/20 knots with seabreezes in the afternoon and early evening. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Wednesday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Lighter southerly winds inshore in the early morning, tending east to northeasterly with afternoon seabreezes. Seas: 1/2 metres. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots, increasing to 25/30 knots offshore in the afternoon. Lighter southerly winds inshore in the early morning, tending east to northeasterly with afternoon seabreezes. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning.

Issued Mon 15:54 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ENE

most recent warnings

Townsville Forecast Graphs

7-day Wave Graph

Tides Graph

Sun & Moon Times

First light Sunrise Sunset Last light moon rise moon set Moon phase new moon first quarter full moon last quarter
first light
06:22 EST
sunrise
06:46 EST
sunset
17:45 EST
last light
18:08 EST
rise
23:37 EST
set
12:14 EST
moon
moon
Jul 3
moon
Jul 9
moon
Jul 17
moon
Jul 25
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Earthquake felt in Darwin

14:13 EST

A powerful magnitude 7.2 earthquake located in the Banda Sea, near Indonesia, could be felt across Darwin on Monday afternoon.

South Australia's lowest temperature in seven years

08:32 EST

Getting out of bed on Monday morning was harder than usual in South Australia, with the state registering its lowest temperature since 2012.

Queensland graziers still counting costs of flood devastation

17:19 EST

The oars were missing and the rowboat had a hole in it but Ron Cook tied it to the verandah of the farmhouse and planned his escape.