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Tides for Cairns

High Wed 18:40 EST (2.7m)
Low Thu 00:48 EST (0.8m)
High Thu 06:56 EST (2.3m)
Low Thu 12:43 EST (0.8m)

Tides for Cardwell

High Wed 18:49 EST (3.1m)
Low Thu 01:29 EST (0.9m)
High Thu 07:11 EST (2.6m)
Low Thu 13:11 EST (0.9m)

forecast winds

Wednesday: SE 20/25 kts
Thursday: SE 20/25 kts
Friday: SE 20/25 kts


Wednesday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/2 metres outside the reef, decreasing to 1/1.5 metres during the afternoon. Thursday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5 metres, increasing to 2/2.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Outlook Friday: Southeasterly 20/25 knots. Seas: 1.5/2.5 metres. Swell: Easterly 1/1.5 metres outside the reef, increasing to 1/2 metres during the morning.

Issued Wed 10:01 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 2.0m, E

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