Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:54 pm EST on Tuesday 27 September 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak high will progress east across inland Queensland into the Coral Sea on Wednesday and extend a ridge through northern Queensland waters. A cold front will move eastwards through inland Queensland on Thursday, approaching southern tropical waters in the evening, before stalling and weakening off the Cairns and Townsville coasts on Friday.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Wednesday 28 September

Winds
East to northeasterly about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Below 0.5 metres.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

Thursday 29 September

Winds
Northeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning northerly during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres south of Innisfail later in the evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 30% chance of a shower south of Innisfail from the late morning. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

Friday 30 September

Winds
North to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting south to southeasterly during the morning then becoming variable about 10 knots during the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening.

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 Wednesday.

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