Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Tuesday 7 July 2020.

Weather Situation

A large high [1034 hPa] south of South Australia extends a ridge over northern Queensland. This high will drift slowly eastwards across southern Australia over the next few days and into the Tasman Sea on Thursday, maintaining the ridge.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots north of Cairns during the afternoon and evening.
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.
Weather
Cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Wednesday 8 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Cairns early in the morning.
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 during the morning.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Thursday 9 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, increasing to 20 to 25 knots north of Cairns in the afternoon.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.

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 3:50 pm EST Tuesday.

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