Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:51 pm EST on Friday 24 October 2014.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east coast. This high will shift east towards New Zealand over the next few days, maintaining a weak ridge along the east Queensland coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots north of Innisfail.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear.

Saturday 25 October

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, increasing to 15 to 20 knots north of Innisfail.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Innisfail.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower.

Sunday 26 October

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing below 1 metre around midday.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, tending easterly around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 27 October

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots decreasing to about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
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 4:45 am EST Saturday.

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