Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

Weather Situation

A high [1026 hPa] pressure system over the Tasman Sea extends a ridge along the Queensland east coast. A weak trough over the Coral Sea is approaching the central Queensland coast and is expected to remain in place for the remainder of today and tomorrow before weakening.

Forecast for Wednesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots offshore in the evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 25 April

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Friday 26 April

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Saturday 27 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 Thursday.

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