Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Saturday 28 January 2023.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system [1021 hPa] in the southern Tasman Sea extends a ridge of high pressure along the east coast. This ridge will persist and strengthen over coming days.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Sunday 29 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Cloudy. 80% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Monday 30 January

Winds
East to southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre around midday.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Tuesday 31 January

Winds
Easterly 10 to 15 knots becoming variable about 10 knots during the morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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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