Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast updated at 4:41 pm EST on Sunday 21 September 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over southeast Australia extends a ridge of high pressure along Queensland's east coast. The high will move slowly eastwards over the next few days.

Forecast for Sunday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore south of Innisfail in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre later in the evening.

Monday 22 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.

Tuesday 23 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1 to 2 metres north of Innisfail.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the morning.

Wednesday 24 September

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.

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 Monday.

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