Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Thursday 21 February 2019.

Weather Situation

A weak pressure pattern will persist along the north tropical east coast for the next few days. Tropical cyclone Oma lies over the far eastern Coral Sea and is expected to move slowly southwestwards over the next few days whilst staying offshore of the Queensland coast.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Westerly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore during the morning. Winds becoming northerly north of Innisfail in the afternoon and east to southeasterly to the south of Innisfail.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the morning.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Friday 22 February

Winds
Southwest to southeasterly below 10 knots, tending east to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots during the afternoon and evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

Saturday 23 February

Winds
Variable about 10 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, tending northeast to southeasterly around 1 metre during the afternoon or evening.
Weather
Partly cloudy.

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 Thursday.

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