Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

No warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A high pressure system over the southern Tasman Sea will strengthen while shifting slowly east over the next few days, reinforcing a ridge along the north Queensland coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly clear. 30% chance of a shower.

Friday 6 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Saturday 7 May

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres north of Cairns.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 8 May

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots turning easterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% 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 Friday.

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