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Tides

Tides for Cairns

High Sun 10:07 EST (2.4m)
Low Sun 16:13 EST (0.4m)
High Sun 22:49 EST (3.0m)
Low Mon 04:58 EST (0.8m)

Tides for Cardwell

High Sun 10:16 EST (2.9m)
Low Sun 16:20 EST (0.4m)
High Sun 22:55 EST (3.6m)
Low Mon 05:22 EST (0.9m)

forecast winds

Sunday: SE 20 kts
Monday: SE 10/15 kts
Tuesday: E/SE 10/15 kts

forecast

Southeasterly 10/15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots offshore north of Innisfail in the evening. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef by early evening. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning. Outlook Monday: Southeasterly 10/15 knots. Seas: Below 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Innisfail. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to around 1 metre by early evening. Outlook Tuesday: East to southeasterly 10/15 knots tending south to southeasterly during the morning. Seas: Around 1 metre. Swell: Easterly around 1 metre outside the reef.

Issued Sun 04:45 EST

Seas: Up to 1.5m
Swell: Up to 1.5m, E

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