Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 4:46 am EST on Thursday 27 November 2014.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge of high pressure extends along the east Queensland coast. The ridge will strengthen late Thursday as a new high centre develops over the western Tasman Sea.

Forecast for Thursday until midnight

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots inshore in the afternoon.
Seas
Around 1 metre.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 20% chance of a shower.

Friday 28 November

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Innisfail in the late evening.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening.
Swell
Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 40% chance of showers.

Saturday 29 November

Winds
Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
Swell
East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 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 3:50 pm EST Thursday.

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