Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 20 April 2024.

Weather Situation

A weak trough extends across the far northern Coral Sea. A large high [1034 hPa] in the Great Australian Bight is strengthening a ridge across northern Queensland over the weekend, shifting the trough north of North Queensland Waters tomorrow. The high will gradually move eastwards, reaching the Tasman Sea by Monday and maintaining the ridge for the next several days.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of a shower.

Sunday 21 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Monday 22 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to 20 to 30 knots in the evening then decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the late evening.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Tuesday 23 April

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 4:45 am EST Sunday.

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