Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 10:00 am EST on Tuesday 11 December 2018.

Weather Situation

Ex-tropical cyclone Owen lies over the eastern Gulf of Carpentaria and is expected to continue to move westwards. A trough extends eastwards from ex-tropical cyclone Owen to another weak low northeast of Marion Reef. A slow moving high pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge into Mackay and Townsville waters.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly about 10 knots, tending northeasterly inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 12 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 13 December

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming northerly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon then decreasing to about 10 knots during the evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 3:50 pm EST Tuesday.

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