Magazine Island - Beach in South Townsville Townsville QLD - SLS Beachsafe

Magazine Island QLD

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used... Read more

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

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Unpatrolled Unpatrolled Change Day

Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

Mon

16/10

Tue

17/10

Wed

18/10

Thu

19/10

Fri

20/10

Sat

21/10

Sun

22/10

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 18:00

08:00 - 20:00

08:00 - 20:00

08:00 - 20:00

Information

About

South Townsville, QLD 4810

Includes beaches:
Riverway Lagoon

Length:
0.2km

General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Beach Key:
 qld0863

Nearby beaches

Hazards

  • Irukandji
    Irukandji
  • Bluebottles
    Bluebottles
  • Chironex
    Chironex
  • Crocodiles
    Crocodiles
  • High Tide Range
    High Tide Range

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area
  • Seawall

Weather

Saturday 21, Oct 10:55 pm

Day 29°    Night 22°
22°C
Rain at times

Water Temperature  26°C


Swell


Wind


Wind: Easterly 10 to 15 knots turning southeasterly early in the morning.Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 70% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm in the late afternoon and evening.

Tide

9 am
2.92m
3 am
0.84m
9 pm
2.65m
3 pm
1.36m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm


Radar

128 km

radar helper

Weather

Sunday 22, Oct

Day 29°    Night 21°
Shower or two

Swell


Wind


Wind: South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the early afternoon. Winds tending northeasterly inshore during the afternoon and early evening.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 60% chance of rain. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tide

10 am
2.79m
3 am
0.95m
9 pm
2.40m
4 pm
1.58m

UV

Index: 12 (Extreme)

Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm


Weather

Sat 21, Oct to Sat 28, Oct


Swell


Wind


Wind: Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the afternoon.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Seas: Around 1 metre.
Weather: Mostly sunny. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the morning.

Tide


UV

Sat 21st 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Sun 22nd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Mon 23rd 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm
Tue 24th 12 (Extreme) Sun protection recommended from 8:10 am to 3:40 pm

SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

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