Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 4:07 pm EST on Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Weather Situation

A high [1024 hPa] over far southeastern Australia extends a ridge along the east coast, with fresh to strong southeasterly trade winds. The ridge will gradually weaken over the next few days.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times north of Innisfail.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 23 October

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, tending 20 to 25 knots north of Innisfail until mid afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening, then increasing to 1 to 2 metres later in the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Thursday 24 October

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots. Winds tending lighter 10 to 15 knots inshore south of Innisfail.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Friday 25 October

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Please be awareWind and wave forecasts are averages. Wind gusts can be 40 per cent stronger than the forecast, and stronger still in squalls and thunderstorms. Maximum waves can be twice the forecast height.

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The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:45 am EST Wednesday.

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