Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast updated at 10:26 pm EST on Thursday 30 March 2017.

Weather Situation

At 10pm, ex-tropical cyclone Debbie was located over land near the Gold Coast, and is expected to push into the Gold Coast waters tonight or very early Friday morning. A trough extends from ex-tropical cyclone Debbie through the eastern interior of Queensland and this should shift through northern coastal waters during Friday morning. A high will move into the Great Australian Bight from Friday and will move slowly eastwards over the weekend. The high will extend a ridge through northern coastal waters over the weekend.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Northerly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres between Cairns and Innisfail.
Swell
Northerly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 31 March

Winds
Northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeasterly in the late morning then decreasing to about 10 knots in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers at night. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 1 April

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots before dawn.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning.
Swell
Northwest to northeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 2 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Friday.

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