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 for Townsville

Low Thu 16:07 (1.0m)
High Thu 23:04 (3.0m)
Low Fri 06:04 (1.4m)
High Fri 11:09 (2.2m)

forecast winds

Thursday: E 10/15 kts
Friday: E/NE 10/15 kts
Saturday: E/SE 10 kts


Easterly 10/15 knots, turning northeasterly inshore with afternoon seabreezes. Lighter southerly winds inshore north of Townsville during the morning. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Friday: East to northeasterly 10/15 knots tending east to southeasterly about 10 knots inshore in the evening. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, tending northeasterly 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Outlook Saturday: Variable about 10 knots turning east to southeasterly in the morning. Inshore winds turning east to northeasterly during the afternoon and early evening. Seas: Below 1 metre. Swell: East to northeasterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef.

Issued Wed 15:50 EST

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

most recent warnings

There are no warnings current.

View all current 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 last quarter new moon first quarter full moon
first light
06:16 EST
06:39 EST
17:59 EST
last light
18:22 EST
20:16 EST
09:01 EST
Aug 12
Aug 19
Aug 26
Sep 2
Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

Coldest morning in years chills parts of southeastern Australia

10:53 EST

Parts of southeastern Australia just had their coldest morning in more than a decade, with the mercury reaching -10 degrees in some areas.

'They basically were starving': Concern over lack of food as koalas rescued from southern Queensland bushfires return to the wild

06:48 EST

With as many as by last season's bushfires, young koala Tin Tin is one of the lucky ones.