Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

View the current warnings for Queensland

Forecast issued at 3:53 pm EST on Friday 1 July 2016.

Weather Situation

a weak trough is currently moving eastwards off the southeast tropical coast. A large high over the Nullarbor Plain is forecast to move eastwards across the south of the continent through today and over the weekend. The new high will extend a firm ridge through northern Queensland waters over the next few days.

Forecast for Friday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly clear. 30% chance of a shower.

Saturday 2 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots, reaching up to 25 knots at times during the late afternoon and evening.
Seas
1 to 2 metres.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Sunday 3 July

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 to 1.5 metres during the afternoon.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres around midday.
Weather
Cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Monday 4 July

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots tending south to southeasterly during the day.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% 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 Saturday.

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