Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 28 March 2015.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge extends along the east Queensland coast. A new high will enter the western Tasman Sea during Sunday and then strengthen as it shifts slowly east, reinforcing the ridge.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots north of Innisfail.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Innisfail.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers offshore north of Innisfail, 40% chance elsewhere.

Sunday 29 March

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times north of Cairns in the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres south of Innisfail during the afternoon.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Monday 30 March

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

Tuesday 31 March

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

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 4:45 am EST Sunday.

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