Cairns Coastal Waters Forecast: Cape Tribulation to Cardwell

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Forecast issued at 4:45 am EST on Saturday 28 May 2016.

Weather Situation

A weak ridge that lies over northern Queensland waters will break down as a surface trough moves through the North Queensland coastal waters from the south during today. A high moves over central Australia during the day, extending a ridge along the east coast of Queensland in the wake of the trough.

Forecast for Saturday until midnight

Winds
West to northwesterly 10 to 15 knots shifting southeast to southwesterly from the south in the morning and early afternoon.
Seas
Below 1 metre.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Mostly sunny. 30% chance of a shower offshore this morning. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm offshore south of Innisfail this morning.

Sunday 29 May

Winds
Variable about 10 knots becoming southeasterly 10 to 15 knots in the middle of the day.
Seas
Below 1 metre, increasing to around 1 metre during the morning.
Swell
East to southeasterly below 1 metre.
Weather
Partly cloudy. 50% chance of showers.

Monday 30 May

Winds
Southeasterly 15 to 20 knots.
Seas
Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 2 metres during the afternoon or evening.
Swell
Southeasterly below 1 metre.
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 3:50 pm EST Saturday.

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