Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 17 January 2017.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system in the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will relax from Wednesday onwards as the high weakens, with a weak pressure gradient then extending over north Queensland waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 18 January

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 19 January

Winds
South to southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning then becoming east to southeasterly about 10 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore north of Cairns in the late morning and afternoon.

Friday 20 January

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower.

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 Wednesday.

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