Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:57 pm EST on Friday 24 February 2017.

Weather Situation

A ridge over northern Queensland waters will weaken slightly during Saturday before being reinforced by a new high which shifts east into the Tasman Sea during Sunday.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Saturday 25 February

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the late morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 26 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm from the late morning.

Monday 27 February

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% 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 Saturday.

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