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Tides for Cairns

Tides for Cardwell

forecast winds

Friday: S 20/25 kts
Saturday: SE 15/20 kts
Sunday: SE 15/20 kts

forecast

Southerly 20/25 knots turning southeasterly 15/20 knots in the late afternoon. Seas: 1/1.5 metres, increasing to 1.5/2.5 metres during the morning, then decreasing to 1/1.5 metres by early evening. Swell: Southeasterly below 1 metre. Outlook Saturday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres outside the reef. Swell: East to southeasterly around 1 metre outside the reef. Outlook Sunday: Southeasterly 15/20 knots. Seas: Around 1 metre, increasing to 1/1.5 metres north of Cairns. Swell: East to southeasterly below 1 metre.

Issued Fri 04:45 EST

Seas: Up to 2.5m
Swell: Up to 1.0m, ESE

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