Forecast issued at 10:01 pm EST on Saturday 23 May 2015.
A high pressure system over southeast Australia extends a firm ridge across Queensland. The high should remain over southeast Australia for the next few days, but will then weaken and move across the Tasman Sea during the middle of the week.
Forecast for Saturday until midnight
- Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots offshore north of Innisfail in the late evening.
- Around 1 metre, increasing to 2 metres outside the reef.
- Southeasterly below 1 metre.
- Partly cloudy.
Sunday 24 May
Strong Wind Warning for Sunday for Cairns Coast
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south of Innisfail in the late evening.
- 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
- 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.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers south of Innisfail, 40% chance elsewhere.
Monday 25 May
- Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
- 1.5 to 2 metres, increasing to 2 to 3 metres outside the reef.
- Southeasterly 1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon or evening.
- Partly cloudy. 70% chance of showers.
Tuesday 26 May
- Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
- 1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2.5 metres outside the reef.
- Southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the evening.
- Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.
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 Sunday.