Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Friday 26 August 2016.

Weather Situation

A large high over South Australia extends a strengthening ridge along the tropical east coast.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef during the morning.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Saturday 27 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching 20 to 25 knots north of Cairns.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower offshore north of Cairns, near zero chance elsewhere.

Sunday 28 August

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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 3:50 pm EST Friday.

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