Thursday Island

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Thursday Island
Port of Entry
10°34.757'S, 142°13.215'E Chart icon.png
lat=-10.57928 | lon=142.22025 | zoom=14 | y

Thursday Island, also known as TI or Waiben, is the administrative and commercial centre of the Torres Strait Islands. Lying 39 km north of Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, in the Torres Strait, Thursday Island has an area of about 3.5 km² and an estimated population of 3,500.

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See Queensland.


Thursday Island experiences a tropical climate with an average daily temperature of 29 degrees Celsius. The hottest month is traditionally November (31.4 degrees Celsius) while the coldest is July (27.6 degrees Celsius). January typically experiences the highest rainfall (389 mm) and September and October average 3 mm.

The island is very windy.

See also Queensland.



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See Queensland.


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Thursday Island is a port of entry for Australia. For details see Entrance: Australia.



There are no ports nor marinas.


You may hail the port at VHF channel 16 for which anchorage is safer.

South Side

South Side/wiki/Thursday_Island#South_Side
Anchorage icon South Side [[Thursday Island#South Side|South Side]] 10°35.245'S, 142°13.277'E
Anchor either E or W of the two jetties.

Opposite Horn Island

Opposite Horn Island/wiki/Thursday_Island#Opposite_Horn_Island
Anchorage icon Opposite Horn Island [[Thursday Island#Opposite Horn Island|Opposite Horn Island]] 10°35.602'S, 142°14.546'E
This is safer with SE winds. Anchor W of the Horn Island jetty.


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