Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Friday 19 July 2024.

Weather Situation

A ridge extends over the north Queensland waters. A high will move east across central and eastern Australia from Sunday, strengthening the ridge on Sunday and Monday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Saturday 20 July

Winds
South to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Sunday 21 July

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 15 to 20 knots before dawn.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Monday 22 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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