Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 17 May 2022.

Weather Situation

A weak pressure gradient extends over the northern waters. A slow moving high near South Australia, extends a weak ridge over the northern waters. The high will strengthen in the Great Australian Bight from Wednesday, slowly strengthening the ridge.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
South to southeasterly below 10 knots. Inshore winds easterly during the early evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Clear.

Wednesday 18 May

Winds
Southeasterly about 10 knots increasing to 10 to 15 knots in the morning. Inshore winds south of Innisfail variable less then 10 knots in the early morning.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Thursday 19 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 80% chance of showers.

Friday 20 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 90% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

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 Wednesday.

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