Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 12 February 2016.

Weather Situation

A slow-moving surface trough\ lies over northern Peninsula waters, with a fresh south to southeasterly wind flow extending over areas to its south. The trough extends through the northern Coral Sea to tropical cyclone Tatiana in the the central Coral Sea. Tropical cyclone Tatiana is expected to remain well offshore from the Queensland coast whilst moving south-southeast over the next few days.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns in the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 13 February

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Cairns during the afternoon and evening. Winds tending east to southeasterly below 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre later in the evening.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
30% chance of a shower in the morning. Mostly sunny afternoon.

Sunday 14 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Please be awareWind gusts can be 40 percent stronger than the averages given here, and maximum waves may be up to twice the height. Wind warnings are issued for today and tomorrow and describe the highest category of wind warning for that day.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 3:50 pm EST Friday.

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