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Tides

Tides for Townsville

Low Wed 00:50 (0.8m)
High Wed 06:36 (2.7m)
Low Wed 12:47 (1.3m)
High Wed 18:31 (3.0m)

forecast winds

Tuesday: NE 10/15 kts
Wednesday: NE 20 kts
Thursday: NE 15/20 kts
Friday: NE 15/20 kts

forecast

Northeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Wednesday: Northerly 10/15 knots turning northeasterly in the afternoon. Winds reaching up to 20 knots inshore in afternoon seabreezes. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Thursday: Easterly 10/15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots in the late evening. Winds turning northeasterly 10/15 knots inshore in the afternoon, and reaching up to 15/20 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Friday: Easterly 10/15 knots. Winds turning northeasterly 10/15 knots inshore in the afternoon, and reaching up to 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Tue 15:59 EST

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

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Weather News

December rain more likely as MJO looms

17:10 EDT

After an exceptionally dry November for most of Australia, there are signs that wet weather could ramp up as we head into December under the influence of the Madden-Julian Oscillation.

Queensland BOM forecast predicts fast and furious thunderstorms for south-east

13:25 EDT

Homeowners are being warned to brace for another series of destructive storms with damaging winds, heavy rain and hail this afternoon across south-east Queensland.