Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 3:50 pm EST on Tuesday 10 December 2019.

Weather Situation

A high [1020 hPa] in the Tasman Sea extends a weak ridge of high pressure over the northern coastal waters. A surface trough in the central Coral Sea is moving westwards leading to fresh southeasterly winds. As the trough weakens from late Wednesday, winds will gradually ease.

Forecast for Tuesday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
1 to 1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly 1 to 2 metres outside the reef.
Weather
Cloudy. Near 100% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Wednesday 11 December

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots turning easterly 10 to 15 knots in the late morning and afternoon.
Seas
1 to 2 metres, decreasing to 1 metre during the afternoon.
Swell
Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef, decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening.
Weather
Cloudy. 95% chance of showers. The chance of a thunderstorm.

Thursday 12 December

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 60% chance of showers.

Friday 13 December

Winds
East to southeasterly 10 to 15 knots. Winds inshore south of Innisfail tending westerly about 10 knots in the early morning.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny.

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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